I've ordered these threaded apple chargers off of Amazon and they worked fine until a plastic plate near the part of the cable that plugs into the phone. After the plate fell off the cable soon began to bend a lot more easily until it eventually broke. I've ordered a few of them on Amazon and the plate issue seemed to be a problem every single time, for the plates tend to fall off pretty quickly. So I attempted to make a fix for it. The fix definitely works and it just snaps on the cable as if it were new. However, it is very bulky and fat and may not work on every apple product depending on the case around it. If I were to make a new version it would be more slick and visually intrusive.