Isn't it just the most annoying thing when you're iPhone cable frays after just a couple of months of use? Well, as it turns out, there is a reason for this.
Apple has received a lot of criticism for the low durability of their iPhone cables. However, with that said, it's not just limited to the iPhone; any lightning cable powered device also suffers the same fate, such as the iPad, iPods and even MacBooks.
In 2006, the Apple charging cable had been redesigned to make the cable look even more aesthetically pleasing. In doing so, Apple removed the ribbed strain relief off the end of the charging cable, which is used to prevent wear and tear. As a replacement, Apple covered the end with an ultra-thin rubber covering, which didn't quite work optimally, and we are still using that same design cable today.
Furthermore, around the same time as we were introduced to the current charging cable, Apple removed many durable components and materials to make the manufacturing of them far more environmentally friendly.
Will we ever see a newly designed Apple cable that will be more durable than ever before? Quite possibly, yes, and far sooner than you might think. With the release of the new iMac, and Apple's decision to exclusively use USB Type-C to Lightning, we will most likely see Apple switch from the current rubber-sealed white cables to woven fabric cables, which are more environmentally friendly and far more durable in design.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Apple Explained, on Why iPhone Cables Break So Easily...