While everyone was talking about the brand new, “game-changing” water-resistant iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus phones with their innovative dual lens camera and cordless AirPods, there were some who were disappointed after there was no announcement about an improvement in a much-needed area — the charging cable. It frays far too easily and I am not the only one who thinks so. The tweets below say it all.
— Follow IG:@XtianDela (@xtiandela) September 7, 2016
— Mae Cacanindin (@maeyouhavefun) September 7, 2016
Apple has just told you to go take a hike! Seems they aren’t going to fix that charger cable problem then. #AppleEvent
— Papa CJ (@PapaCJ) September 7, 2016
Another Apple improvement that *would* have excited me:
A charger cable not requiring electric tape to keep it together.#AppleEvent
— 💜 (@leahmcelrath) September 7, 2016
No matter what the phone do, the charger cable still gonna snap in half after a week.#AppleEvent
— Sir Lucious LeftFoot (@CoolestMofunka) September 7, 2016
Why even make an #iPhone7 if they can’t even make a charger with a half decent cable that won’t break within a week
— Thomas Cameron (@ThomasCameron30) September 7, 2016
And even though Apple can brag about its sleek-looking phones, I don’t think it can boast about its cable wires. They are fragile, look ugly when they wear out (which is pretty fast) and are therefore just not worth the money.
And since the Apple 2016, September event in San Francisco made no announcement about an improved cable design, here are a few workarounds for those struggling with the frail cables that tend to expose their insides ever so often.
1. Do not use it. Yes, if you do not use it, you will not ‘manhandle’ it and it will be as good as new.
2. Be your delicate best. Nothing is as important as taking care of the your charging cable. Other problems, meetings, life-altering moments can come second.
3. Try this cheap DIY hack. Yup, you could use the spring from a pen to keep the cable intact.
No more broken iPhone cables! pic.twitter.com/7WbCYI7ELM
— DealsPlus (@DealsPlus) September 6, 2016
4. Just replace them with reinforced cables easily available online.
5. Use electrical tape to bandage the injury.