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.

 

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.

4. Just replace them with reinforced cables easily available online.

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5. Use electrical tape to bandage the injury.

 

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