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15 comments for “This made the front page 3 years ago… still applies to today.

  1. joker2814
    04/19/2014 at 10:29 pm

    AmazonBasics –’s own brand. I got a replacement iPhone 4s cable for $7.99.

  2. flaagan
    04/19/2014 at 10:02 pm

    Funny, the charger I have from two Android phones back still works just fine with no signs of fraying.

  3. chemistrydoc
    04/19/2014 at 9:38 pm

    I have been saying this for years. We make batteries to last for decades on satellites but they can’t give us a decent one for our laptop?

  4. ThalosTheSoviet
    04/19/2014 at 8:43 pm

    I was unplugging my charger a few weeks ago and then the cable just came off all the way

  5. Aerobane
    04/19/2014 at 8:42 pm


  6. wessyfbaby
    04/19/2014 at 8:19 pm

    Applies to 90% of electronics. Save Nokia.

  7. ChromeDome86
    04/19/2014 at 7:18 pm

    The wonders of Innovation.

  8. broote
    04/19/2014 at 7:12 pm

    Yea, but then how do you get people to buy new one every three months?

  9. IDontWantYouToBeHappy
    04/19/2014 at 7:03 pm

    My buddy just wrapped his in paracord, looks great and should hold up throughout the deployment.

  10. VanHollander
    04/19/2014 at 6:55 pm

    also motorola got sued for it

  11. Sepiaa
    04/19/2014 at 6:54 pm

    Does this mean I have to buy another charger? Aww shoot another £15 straight to Apple. Its like they plan these things…

  12. bigbrother
    04/19/2014 at 6:54 pm

    Technically, Apple could make the sleeve longer and glue it inside or make it with braided fibers to prevent this.

  13. VanHollander
    04/19/2014 at 6:53 pm

    if you don’t think planned obsolescence is real, then I have some cell phone chargers to sell you.

  14. synysteracclaim
    04/19/2014 at 6:52 pm

    But then you won’t have to buy a new charger every couple months!

  15. SinisterGehe
    04/19/2014 at 6:52 pm

    But that breaks the design! It must look slim and futuristic!