1. cornettbr's Avatar
    Anyone else's lightning cable take a crop? I ordered one off amazon. It has a lifetime guarantee on it. Made by Luxtr Luxtr MFi Certified Apple Lightning Cable - Lifetime Guarantee Series - Compact iPhone 5 Charger Head - 8 Pin iPhone 6 Charger - 2m / 6.5ft - (White):Amazon:Cell Phones & Accessories

    Any other recommendations?
    03-15-2015 09:41 PM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    I got a a Zagg lighting right after the 5S came out. It stays in my truck and gets bent stuck between seat and liquid spills still holding up great.


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    03-15-2015 10:09 PM
  3. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    To be honest, there's loads available on Amazon and elsewhere that purport to be MFI certified. I have one that I bought from Amazon that was allegedly MFI certified and it just does not charge my ipad to 100%. It always stops short, sometimes by seven percent and sometimes up to twenty percent. There's often no substitute for the real thing.
    03-15-2015 10:10 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I trust the monoprice MFi certified lightning cables. The fraying issue happens to them all if you use your phone a lot while charging it. I do all the time. And I have fraying issues constantly. I've been through a lot of electrical tape.


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    03-15-2015 10:20 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Like this:
    Lightning cable frayed-imageuploadedbytapatalk1426472591.210664.jpg


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    03-15-2015 10:23 PM
  6. zerog46's Avatar
    I use the one from VZW. It's 6 foot and is super strong in my opinion. I really don't use my phone and charge it at the same time but the wife and kids do.
    03-15-2015 11:14 PM
  7. Hansana's Avatar
    Take it to apple. Most of the time they will roe lace it for free. I have replaced my cable more than 3 times now.


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    03-15-2015 11:38 PM
  8. cornettbr's Avatar
    Never knew apple would replace it... But I also never used to live near an apple store. My 5 cables were fraying so often I just bought a mophie case so I could charge with a USB.
    03-16-2015 09:45 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Take it to apple. Most of the time they will roe lace it for free. I have replaced my cable more than 3 times now.


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    Closest Apple store is 80 miles away. Cost more in gas than to buy another.


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    03-16-2015 09:53 AM
  10. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    Closest Apple store is 80 miles away. Cost more in gas than to buy another.


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    You can contact their online support and since you do not have a local Apple Store they will ship you a new lightning cable.

    Apple will replace damaged lightning cables for free. I actually have two that I need to take in to have replaced, but I figured I will take care of that when I go for my phone this week. No other company that I know of will replace a charger free of charger.


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    03-16-2015 10:25 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can contact their online support and since you do not have a local Apple Store they will ship you a new lightning cable.

    Apple will replace damaged lightning cables for free. I actually have two that I need to take in to have replaced, but I figured I will take care of that when I go for my phone this week. No other company that I know of will replace a charger free of charger.


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    Thanks!


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    03-16-2015 12:33 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    What the hell are you guys doing with your cables? I still have a cable from my freakin' iPhone 5 that still works like a charm and has been in my car for YEARS. Are you trying to use them as towing ropes or something?
    03-16-2015 12:43 PM
  13. iEd's Avatar
    I have one frayed Apple cable and its 30 pin that either came with iPad 2 or 4S or maybe my 3GS.
    The 5S was my first lighting product that cable is still good. I lose them on the road before they break or fray.


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    03-16-2015 12:55 PM
  14. Wotchered's Avatar
    I have replaced three apple cables so far, and yes,I do use my phone while charging !
    03-16-2015 02:13 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What the hell are you guys doing with your cables? I still have a cable from my freakin' iPhone 5 that still works like a charm and has been in my car for YEARS. Are you trying to use them as towing ropes or something?
    Sean, I use my phone a lot while charging it. All the movement and twisting about causes the unravel over time. I still use my iP 5, and it has to be charged 2 or 3 times a day. So we're talking about 5 hours of using the phone while it's charging each day.


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    03-16-2015 03:19 PM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Sean, I use my phone a lot while charging it. All the movement and twisting about causes the unravel over time. I still use my iP 5, and it has to be charged 2 or 3 times a day. So we're talking about 5 hours of using the phone while it's charging each day.


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    I'm sorry, but I still don't get it...the cord in my Jeep has been used in and out of different cars for years, used on multiple devices every time I get in the car or someone is riding with me...has seen rain, river water, mud, dirt, sand and has probably been stepped on, pulled, smashed by random stuff and another hundred things I'm not even thinking of...and it's not destroyed even a little...at worst maybe a little dirty, but still totally functional and without cosmetic damage.
    03-16-2015 06:12 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but I still don't get it...the cord in my Jeep has been used in and out of different cars for years, used on multiple devices every time I get in the car or someone is riding with me...has seen rain, river water, mud, dirt, sand and has probably been stepped on, pulled, smashed by random stuff and another hundred things I'm not even thinking of...and it's not destroyed even a little...at worst maybe a little dirty, but still totally functional and without cosmetic damage.
    But have you used your phone a lot while it's charging? If so, then I don't know either. I just know both my Apple cables and my 10' monoprice cable have done the same way.


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    03-16-2015 06:55 PM
  18. HankAZ's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but I still don't get it...the cord in my Jeep has been used in and out of different cars for years, used on multiple devices every time I get in the car or someone is riding with me...has seen rain, river water, mud, dirt, sand and has probably been stepped on, pulled, smashed by random stuff and another hundred things I'm not even thinking of...and it's not destroyed even a little...at worst maybe a little dirty, but still totally functional and without cosmetic damage.
    Agreed.

    The only Apple cable that I've ever seen coming apart was the 30-pin cable that the grandkids abused continuously. I still have 30-pin cables that look brand new. I also have several lightning cables, and none of them show any signs of fraying or coming apart.
    03-16-2015 07:04 PM
  19. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    My kids have managed to damage cables by bending them too tightly near the Lightning end. Probably from using the iPad while charging.
    03-16-2015 07:10 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Agreed.

    The only Apple cable that I've ever seen coming apart was the 30-pin cable that the grandkids abused continuously. I still have 30-pin cables that look brand new. I also have several lightning cables, and none of them show any signs of fraying or coming apart.
    Do you use your phone a lot while it's charging?


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    03-16-2015 07:11 PM
  21. HankAZ's Avatar
    Do you use your phone a lot while it's charging?


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    Occasionally at home. Almost always when I'm in the car.


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    03-16-2015 07:45 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    But have you used your phone a lot while it's charging? If so, then I don't know either. I just know both my Apple cables and my 10' monoprice cable have done the same way.


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    When I was a cop, my phone was almost ALWAYS connected and charging, 8-12 hours, 4 days a week...now, if I'm in the car, it is charging, if I'm at home, it's usually loose (but charges over night on my night stand).

    Like I said man, no offense, but that picture above did not come from normal usage.
    03-16-2015 09:09 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    When I was a cop, my phone was almost ALWAYS connected and charging, 8-12 hours, 4 days a week...now, if I'm in the car, it is charging, if I'm at home, it's usually loose (but charges over night on my night stand).

    Like I said man, no offense, but that picture above did not come from normal usage.
    I'm retired and at home most of the time. I sit in my easy chair to use my phone. It's where I charge it. I have it plugged in beside my chair. I never carry the cable anywhere unless my Wife is in the hospital. It's from using my phone while charging. I do nothing else that could do that. It gets bent, pulled and twisted around. It takes several months to get that way. Maybe I'm just doing it all wrong. If I had an iP 6 or 6 Plus, I wouldn't need to charge it so much. I'm on my phone at least 15 hours a day and get about 4 sleep each night. IDK?


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    03-16-2015 10:34 PM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I don't know man...but that wire you pictured above looks like it's been PULLED apart. Crazy that you are very inactive with your device...I'd imagine, based on your description, that your cords would all look pristine and unused.
    03-17-2015 01:04 AM
  25. Wotchered's Avatar
    Very Interesting...... just before this string strung I threw away a 30 pin version of Ledsteplins' offering. I put this down to the loose and fragile rubber outer sleeve on the genuine apple cables, which if I had to hazard a guess are made that way to coil softly and reduce springiness, as I previously mentioned that was my third failed cable so I've only got one more genuine apple cable to go ! I have three non apple cables which show no signs of fraying at all (30 pin).
    03-17-2015 10:32 AM
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