r/technology – Why are Apple cables so fragile?


The problem that I see is that lightning actually requires quite a bit of force to insert. As a regular Android user, I had to do some worth with Apple products for software development, and noticed that the cable is significantly harder to push in vs a USB C or USB Mini A cable. So its actually hard to push it in just gripping the plastic part with 2 fingers.

Also, the cable the comes with the device is really short. At least in my experience. Like 3 or 4 feet. This causes the cable to be pulled at an angle when you are using it plugged in.

If you want to prevent damage, make sure you always grip it by the hard plastic part when plugging it in, and try to limit how often you use it while plugged in. If you use it a lot while plugged in, get an extra long cable so it doesn’t put stress on the cable.


The problem that I see is that lightning actually requires quite a bit of force to insert. As a regular Android user, I had to do some worth with Apple products for software development, and noticed that the cable is significantly harder to push in vs a USB C or USB Mini A cable. So its actually hard to push it in just gripping the plastic part with 2 fingers.

Also, the cable the comes with the device is really short. At least in my experience. Like 3 or 4 feet. This causes the cable to be pulled at an angle when you are using it plugged in.

If you want to prevent damage, make sure you always grip it by the hard plastic part when plugging it in, and try to limit how often you use it while plugged in. If you use it a lot while plugged in, get an extra long cable so it doesn’t put stress on the cable.

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