Cables have a tendency to wear out over time and degrade. It’s no coincidence nor is it necessarily a manufacturing fault. It is just the way these products work. Technology has its limits no matter how incredible it is. You would be hard-pressed to find a clock that could work for thousands of years without anyone need to lubricate or repair its gears. Similarly, your cables are also bound to wear out their warranty and hit an expiration date and it is at this point that all you can do is find a replacement or fix the old one and sometimes fixing the old one isn’t even possible.
iPhone lightning cables are a good example of this. Not only do they eventually wear and tear, but they are also a bit pricey when you want to replace them from their manufacturer. There are other companies that have their hand in this field though and you can turn to them when you find that a cable from the Apple store itself is far out of your budget. It’ll save you some cash from your wallet while also maintaining a similarly high-quality product. Apple even gives its certifications to some of those cables that maintain the guidelines they provide so you’ll know exactly which cable you can go for that fits in your budget.
Just like those iPhone lightning cables, there are other forms of technology that will depreciate over time and to get them replaced might cost you. All you can do in these unfortunate circumstances is to find a replacement that fits your budget and if you’re lucky enough, even a new original will still fit in your budget. It might be a bit difficult for those less versed in the market of technology, but finding that replacement will eventually happen.