11 ways Apple’s iPhone charging cable has ruined our day

There's a major exception to Apple's reputation for quality.

Feb 29, 2020, 3:10 pm*

Tech

Mike Wehner 

Mike Wehner

The Android-vs.-iPhone war won’t end anytime soon, and while there’s no shortage of pros and cons for each platform, there’s one area where Apple‘s device is the clear loser: its absurdly fragile charging cable. 

Pinpointing exactly what is wrong with the design or materials is difficult, because it seems to fail in a myriad of ways. Sometimes it bunches up near the connector, sometimes it splits open at the seams, and sometimes it just completely falls apart. 

One thing is for certain—we know exactly what needs to be fixed.

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Get it together, Apple! 

Photo via SantaCroz/Twitter

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*First Published: Dec 3, 2015, 8:30 am