Can I do anything to fix it?
I was afraid you would say that. But on the Apple store site it gives them a 1 1/2 star rating.
Doesn't sound like a quality item they are selling for $79.00.
I was hoping there was some way to tape it up.....the problem is obviously right where the cord goes into the rubber 'neck guard'.
And how is that different from the Apple one?you could go with a non-Apple "knock-off"...and see how it works out (sometimes they are cheaply made).
And how is that different from the Apple one?
But as you said, what choice do I have?
I'm wondering if there was some way I could stabilize it when it is in the position it 'likes'.......maybe put a piece of popsicle stick or some such under it and then pour epoxy quick setting glue on it????
The problem is that people pull on the cord instead of the connector to disconnect. That causes the fraying and separation. When you get the replacement, be careful to pull on the plug and it should last a long time.
Yea, but Apple could easily improve the lousy strain-relief. It's not as bad as it is on the lightning cable connectors but.. it'd be easily improvable.
Well, my current cord is the original ....five years old. So I guess we were very lucky....or Apple made them better back then.
Am still going to try a DIY fixit. Nothing is frayed on the outside, so if I can stabilize it somehow.............we shall see.