Although my wife's iPhone is an engineering marvel, the original OEM
charging cables are a POS. If she can get one to last two months, she's
lucky. The "pen spring" fix may add a few days to the life.
I have been getting her Belkin replacements which are superior to OEM
but that's not saying much...maybe she can get 100 days on one of them.
I Googled for "indestructible iPhone cord" and found a steel wrapped
Titan "Fuse Chicken" which I almost ordered until I read the reviews.
Most said the cable was indestructible and so strong that the plug
breaks off immediately.
So, does anyone know of a cable that lasts even as long as six months?
No wireless charger. Only way to do so would be by adding a receiver
pack to the back. I suppose Apple did not want to do that in order to
keep the phone a slim as possible.
But that gave me an idea: There is such a thing as a docking station
and that would of course eliminate the cord.
I think the problem is now solved as my wife agreed to use the cable
only when charging overnight.
In the meantime I was informed that Anker makes superior cables so will
get that brand the next time I order
500 reviews ...overall rating was five star
I don't have that problem over numerous cords (one in the car, one next
to the bed, one in my office) and numerous phones (mine, wife and two
kids). I always grab the cord by the plug itself instead of pulling the
cord and that seems to help. Heck I still have an iPhone 4 that I am
using as an iPod that uses the OEM cord.
I agree, grab the plug not the cord.
We have seven or eight Iphone Lightening cords. Some scattered about the
house, one in each car and one at work. I can't remember ever breaking one.
Its good that the wall wart hasn't changed since the I3; with upgrades
every few years we have a good supply of them.
Get her a charger that does not use a cord. Just sit the phone on top
of it and magic happens. I think it takes longer though.
Or get her an Android phone.. never had a cord go bad even after a few
years. Or is she abusing the cord?
She thought the battery would go dead, so kept it plugged in while using
it. The way she holds it causes it to bend.
She took my advice however and has been using it all day without it
plugged in and the battery has held up just fine.
So from now on she will just charge it at night and the problem should
That said: I am absolutely going to try out the Anker brand cords
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