Users of Apple's Lightning Sync Cables Reportedly Experiencing Corrosion Issue
Check those Lightning sync cables of yours; a growing issue with corrosion of the golden connectors at the end of the cable is reportedly affecting users and rendering the cable useless for charging and syncing with iTunes.
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, you can clearly see corrosion of the golden connectors that would usually connect to the plug end of the Lightning iOS device so you can supply power to it or transfer data from the device to your personal computer.
Without the proper conductive metal plating on the connectors, the Lightning cables cannot properly function as charging cables or iTunes sync cables. It will fail to provide an adequate electrical connection.
Apple has reportedly tried to tell numerous users with this problem that liquid damage could be to blame, but numerous of those experiencing this problem were quick to lash back at Apple saying that the cables were nowhere near any kind of liquid.
reports that some Genius representatives in Apple Stores are kind enough to simply offer replacement cables to those experiencing this problem, while others aren't so lucky. Apple's lightning cables are sold in-store and online for $19 each