- Posted by asmithedtech
- On April 19, 2017
Dear Apple: I don’t know anyone okay with trash except for Oscar the Grouch. An Apple frayed lightning cable is too common place. It’s pretty much a necessity to purchase a 3rd party lightning cable as soon as you purchase an iPhone. Your beautifully clean white stores showcase these 3rd party accessories because you know that the lightning cable you put in the box is garbage. Numerous people take to googling “how to fix frayed lightning cable.” There’s only so much electrical tape a person can apply to the cable. I know that the only answer to “how to prevent frayed lightning cable” cannot be purchase another company’s product. Please rethink… No scratch the please. Rethink how you design your cables! You are supposed to be the OG. The innovator. I understand that you have the Apple Lightning Cable Replacement Program; however, if you were handling business, there would be no need. You have essentially placed a bandaid on a gaping wound which requires stitches. I expect Samsung to be lazy. Not Apple.
What We Know:
Apple’s lightning cables don’t last long. Expect the cable to fray.
What You May Not Know:
There are tons of great lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone in places you least expect.
How to Fix Frayed Lightning Cable
Think about it. The easiest fix to a frayed cable is to prevent frayed cables by purchasing cables that do not fray. Who really has time for the Apple Lightning Cable Replacement Program?!
How to Prevent Frayed Lightning Cable
In my travels, I found that some of the best tech can be purchased in unexpected places. TJMaxx has some of the best Apple lightning cables for a fraction of the costs.
- Just Wireless – 5ft Extra Strength Cable
- Ba.do – The Power Trip
- Adrienne Vittadini – Charging Wallet
In addition, you can even find brand name cell phone cases at TJ Maxx without the brand name price tag. There are also cell phone cases that look identical to some of the bigger name case brands.