Probably the most common problems faced by iPad Cables is really a frayed and useless Lightning connector. Surely there has to be tougher, more ruggedized aftermarket possibilities?
iPad Cables to tv makes fantastic mobile items, yet for whatever reason insists on packing inside a flimsy cheap iPad Cables that deteriorates too rapidly leaving you without any method to charge your phone or hook it up to some computer. You can test the pen-spring trick we learnt from some awesome Instagram existence hacks, but even that just slightly elongates the time before your cable frays.
The apparent option would be to return to the Apple store and claim on warranty or buy another Lightning cable, obviously. However this time round Apple's product may not be the very best solution - there are several other available choices to think about.