Indeed. Jeffrey Mincey on a problem everyone seems to have but everyone can prevent:
Whenever a member of the technorati elite politburo goes into full hit job on anything Apple, there’s always room for a paragraph about Apple’s iPhone and iPad cable problems.
It’s universal. People hate Apple’s cables. Nobody says much about Samsung’s cables. Or Microsoft’s cables. Just Apple’s cables.
My cable experience goes back to the Parallel and Serial days, back when cables were brutally heavy and thick, back when cable connector pins were a thing and damage was easy to come by. By those standards, today’s Lightning cable and USB-C Thunderbolt 3 cable might seem even more delicate– based upon size– but that’s not the case. To date, I’ve never needed to replace a Lightning cable, but did have a problem with two 32-pin cables and connectors from back in the iPod era. One I dropped and stepped on, the other pulled loose where the cable meets the connector.
That echoes my experience. Take care of cables and they last longer.
I’m certain the cable fraying issue is more about user than Apple’s branded cables, stems from my father who said, “Take good care of your stuff, and your stuff will take better care of you.”