View Poll Results: Does your included iPhone 3g USB cable look like it's coming apart? (see picture)
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- 12-28-2008, 06:51 PM #26
- 12-29-2008, 06:56 AM #27
- 12-29-2008, 11:13 AM #28
- 12-29-2008, 12:30 PM #29
Hmm, no none of my cables look like that. Even a very old one I have that came with a non-color 4G iPod way back looks and works perfectly fine (that one has the tabs you have to squeeze to remove the dock connector).
Are you sure your iPhone wasn't hanging off the table or you don't just grab the cable and yank it out? The newest cable I have that came with my iPhone 3G fits extremely snuggly into every USB port I have put it into, including the a/c charger. It is so tight in my laptop ports that I have to hold the laptop down while trying to remove it or it will pull the laptop across my lap/table, make sure you pull from the plastic bases.
Last edited by sting7k; 12-29-2008 at 12:32 PM.
But I don't think the car use and temps mean that much because my 2 year old iPod cable has been fine in there for longer than the iPhone 3g cable and is still fine.
Please remember this is the USB cable that came with the iPhone 3g, not just any iPod cable. All my other ones work and continue to work fine.
- 01-03-2009, 10:38 PM #31
- 02-17-2009, 02:13 PM #32
If plug your iPhone into an outlet which is near the floor you have to hold the phone to use it. The cable is not that long and after awhile the cable starts fraying at the ends. Now I am looking for another charger or a better USB cable or both 1 for another bedroom. Should apple supply a better and longer cable to begin with? Should I have gone with verizon since their 3g service is more area wide? If verizon ever has rollover minutes they would look even better. I called the apple store in Memphis and he said I should pull out the cable by hand. That made me a little upset. I would like to shock him with the frayed end. He said all they're usb cables are the same that come with the iphone. I called apple and they suggested going to wallmart or best buy. Anybody got a suggestion on a good charger? Thanks
- 02-17-2009, 02:19 PM #33
- 02-17-2009, 06:48 PM #34
- 02-17-2009, 07:10 PM #36
I went to wallmart and looked at every cable and charger they had. I rememered people saying iPod cables worked so I bought a belkin USB cable and just now hooked it up to the iPhone and it is charging. I don't know about syncing with your computer but it is alot sturdier looking and is 6 foot long. I'm almost drooling here. It doesn't say it is made for iPhones on the back of box but it's charging! I hope this helps. It was 20 dollars.
- 04-17-2009, 07:53 AM #38iPhone Nanite
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Tears on both ends here, slowly but surely over the half year since new. The way the cable connects to the plug on the end of my friend's iPhone looks different to how mine was connected, which makes me suspect that they were making cruddy cables for a while.
I have heaps of cables that survive much better than this, including ones that get more used than my iPhone cable. I'm a traveling computer technician, carry my notebook and power adapter (usb HDD, usb mouse, etc...) around with me (1.5 years with no problem), but my iPhone cable usually sits in my computer at home, with no particular stress on it (0.5 years, torn).
With a bit of luck my retailer will help me out, but I'm not holding my breath - Optus Shop were hopeless last time, I'm sure they'll be just as "helpful" this time
- 04-17-2009, 09:19 AM #39
Mine is torn on the phone end. Definetely my fault though, I keep my phone sitting on my bedside table to charge at night and the cord runs down to the floor which makes the cord make a hard corner to go down. I think that constant pressure every night is what does it. Doesn't bother me any, still works like a champ.
- 04-17-2009, 10:52 AM #40
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- 04-17-2009, 07:37 PM #42
- 04-18-2009, 12:08 AM #43
- 04-18-2009, 02:10 AM #44
- 06-03-2009, 10:18 AM #45
- 06-03-2009, 10:26 AM #46
I've been through my third cable. The older ones were much better built.
What burns the most is the fact that apple hasn't addressed it and are giving people a hard time in the stores.
I hope they redesign the cable this year.
They also had problems with the new wall chargers.
- 06-04-2009, 12:34 PM #47
- 06-04-2009, 12:38 PM #48
- 06-04-2009, 01:14 PM #49
- 06-07-2009, 11:31 AM #50