View Poll Results: Does your included iPhone 3g USB cable look like it's coming apart? (see picture)

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  • Yeah, WTF!

    40 44.44%
  • No

    50 55.56%
  1. Jellotime91's Avatar
    This happened to me twice.
    All you have to do is call Apple. They will send you a new one without even requiring it to be sent in!! They do the same for headphones and the power adapter.
    06-07-2009 09:49 PM
  2. Watcher's Avatar
    The cables are tearing because I bet you all are pulling the USB plug or the other end out of the computer or the iPhone by the cord. Don't pull it out by the cord but by the head.
    06-09-2009 01:01 AM
  3. JustinHorn's Avatar
    The cables are tearing because I bet you all are pulling the USB plug or the other end out of the computer or the iPhone by the cord. Don't pull it out by the cord but by the head.
    Like I said earlier in this thread I've had many different iPod cables and the only one I've had a problem with is the iPhone 3G one. Plus the replacement I got from Apple is working just fine now.
    06-09-2009 05:21 PM
  4. foosbar's Avatar
    I see lots of people with the same problem, searching Google and Twitter. Apple's sync cable just seems to be very flimsy.

    Found a company making an extra-strong sync cable, duraSync from CableJive. Has anyone tried this, seems like it would last a lot longer.
    10-07-2009 07:25 PM
  5. dragonsgoalie's Avatar
    My USB cable is seperating at the USB end as well. Its gotta be a mfg. defect, because it looks like the cable wasnt secured in its strain relief, and it seems odd that so many people have the exact same issue!!!
    10-08-2009 10:55 PM
  6. Tramain's Avatar
    Just bought a new USB lets see how long until it tears.
    10-09-2009 06:08 AM
  7. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Just bought a new USB lets see how long until it tears.
    This was just with the cable included with the iPhone 3G, all my other cables old and new have worked fine for years.
    10-09-2009 10:09 AM
  8. ricKKyblacKK's Avatar
    I had the same issue with my wall charger. I thought it was due to hanging the phone off my bed a few feet from the wall which extended the cord to it's full capacity. I assumed it developed due to constant pulling and tugging with minimal slack in cord.
    10-09-2009 02:05 PM
  9. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    Have never had an issue , but I keep it in on place and use a different ord to connect with the computer .
    10-09-2009 02:27 PM
  10. Tramain's Avatar
    This was just with the cable included with the iPhone 3G, all my other cables old and new have worked fine for years.
    Cool, Seems to be working good.
    10-09-2009 03:01 PM
  11. snakes2003g's Avatar
    i have that same problem. and honestly it kind of ticks me off. no other cable i ever had with my ipods did this.
    10-09-2009 09:40 PM
  12. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Same thing is starting to happen with my cable.. Just noticed this the other day but immediately knew Apple likely wouldn't replace it
    10-09-2009 10:01 PM
  13. sbrianw's Avatar
    My cables haven't had that problem yet, though the dog tries her very best.
    10-09-2009 10:36 PM
  14. ricochet149's Avatar
    Just noticed my 3GS cable is tearing half way on the phone end and starting to on the USB end.
    03-07-2010 06:46 AM
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