The Simple Solution To Keep Any iPhone Cable From Fraying [Image]

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Frayed charging cables are nasty, and they can shock you. Over the last couple days, there has been a lot of discussion on Reddit about the best solutions to keep Apple’s new Lightning cables from fraying.

Some people go to some crazy lengths to keep their cable’s in tip-top shape. One guy coils the end of his cables with a paperclip. Another redditor actually dips his Lightning cable in Plasti Dip. But my_clock_is_wrong has the best solution of all, grip the cable at the proper spots. It’s fool proof.

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  • RaptorOO7

    Actually for what Apple charges for their cables, they certainly can design them better, and replace the cheap crap they sell. They should have a 90 degree bend at the connector/cable mating part so the cable doesn’t get strain on it. Their is also insufficient strain relief on the existing designs and Apple certainly knows this given the sheer volume of shitty cables out here today in landfills across america.

    When was the last time you saw a USB, MicroUSB or miniUSB cable fray at the point where the connect met the cable. I haven’t ever.

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