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Nezmo
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reply to dirtyjeffer

Re: Apple now has a Lightning to Micro USB Cable

said by dirtyjeffer:

said by Nezmo:

I have two Apple cables that have come apart at the plug (the cable sheathing has separated where it enters the plug). I never pull a cord by the cable, only by the plug and when not in use I curl it up loosely and put it in a drawer. Again, the premium Apple is charging is a gouge. They can still set their products apart if they must by charging more than $2 but the money they want for their cables and adapters is rather sad.

the previous connector was used for the last 9 years...a new connector was needed as it was too large for the new chassis...i highly doubt the issues you have seen with your old connector would happen with the Lightning connector...it is a much better connector (my iPad and nano use the old connector).

Hopefully the new connector is better. The information in this thread about Apple OEM cables is more of what I have seen.

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Count Zero
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I had 10+ Apple USB-30 pin cables and only saw a very few every have problems and they were always several years old or very heavily used and abused when they started showing signs of wear.

I did see a problem with Apple's original MagSafe connectors having wear & tear at the juncture but since they've gone to the L shaped connector that has been much better.


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said by Count Zero:

I had 10+ Apple USB-30 pin cables and only saw a very few every have problems and they were always several years old or very heavily used and abused when they started showing signs of wear.

I did see a problem with Apple's original MagSafe connectors having wear & tear at the juncture but since they've gone to the L shaped connector that has been much better.

Perhaps, but the new Magsafe 2 is back to the original T design sadly (will probably see the same problems).


Count Zero
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Well let's hope not for the consumer's sake. I think it's possible that if they use thicker/stiffer/sturdier rubber on the cable that perhaps the wear and tear won't be as bad - but only time will tell.


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reply to sk1939

It seems a bit sturdier at the cuff so it should be ok.