View Poll Results: Does your included iPhone 3g USB cable look like it's coming apart? (see picture)
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iPhone 3g included USB cable tearing
Well me and another friend both have the same issue with the USB cable that was included with iPhone 3g (see attached image).
Apple said they would not return it b/c it looks like user damage...but the fact that none of my other 3 or 4 USB iCables have this issue and 2 different iPhone 3g cables have the same exact issue I would disagree with apple on this.
Has anyone else experienced this issue on the iPhone 3g cable?
- 10-26-2008, 04:03 PM #2
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- 11-03-2008, 08:13 AM #7
- 11-03-2008, 02:57 PM #8
- 11-03-2008, 03:59 PM #9
My iPhone USB cable is fine, but I had that same problem with my MacBook power adapter, for which Apple started a free swap program. Maybe they will start one for the USB cable as well.
If not, the USB cables are at least comparatively inexpensive.
- 11-03-2008, 08:00 PM #10
- 11-03-2008, 08:21 PM #11
- 11-03-2008, 08:47 PM #12
I really can't believe you guys are having issues with the cord! Before this thread there has not been a single complaint about this that I have read or seen. And this is happening with no abuse what so ever?
- 11-03-2008, 09:26 PM #13
- 11-04-2008, 08:33 AM #14iPhone Nanite
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I have 2 Dynex brand connectors that are perfectly fine, in my truck and by the computer (BTW, these can be picked up at Future Shop for only $9.99!). Couple that with the dual USB port cigarette adapter I picked up at Wal-mart for $7.99, and it makes for a relatively economical car charging solution. Plus, since it is dual port, I can charge my Bluetooth headset at the same time!
- 11-04-2008, 03:30 PM #16
Mine has been sitting in the car - so maybe subject to occasional temperature fluctuation. I use it probably 3 or 4 times a week to charge while in the car.
I am with RAFS. I didn't post anything because I figured it was one of those things. Seeing as about 1/3 of the people are having this problem (albeit a VERY small sample size) it seems like maybe more.
Well I went to the grand opening of the latest apple store in Dadeland mall in Miami and brought the cord and they replaced it without hesitation. Although, since I happen to be speaking directly with one of the store managers and it was a brand new store maybe they were trying a bit harder?
One thing to note is that they replaced it with the standard cable (the one you squeeze to unlock from the device) and not an iPhone 3g cable. So now I will use this one the same as the old one and see what happens.
- 12-10-2008, 10:45 AM #18iPhone Nanite
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Wow, that is definitely user damage because its the least used end, so the user would have to be doing something wrong in order for that to happen. If it were at the other end, like mines, that connects to the phone then they would have been quicker to replace it, as it is the most used and likely to tear with normal use.
Last edited by neil78b; 12-10-2008 at 10:50 AM.
- 12-10-2008, 01:54 PM #20
- 12-10-2008, 05:02 PM #21
Is it just me, but wouldn't user damage occur on the end that...well..gets used more?
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I'm going with the damage occurred on the end that wasn't built as strong. I've had a more than year old iPod cable in my car now to charge my iPhone and it's still going strong after a couple months. The other one broke after about a month
If your iPhone 3g cable isn't busted yet, it will be...not sure when, but it will be
- 12-27-2008, 02:23 PM #23
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