1. Joe McG's Avatar
    So Apple changed the charging/data port to Lightning. I don't see it as a big deal. I'm sure environmentalists have something to say about us all throwing our cables away though.

    However, I see a big short term issue here. The iPhone 5 is going to come with 1 Lightning to USB cable. This is the only cable you will have to charge your new iPhone. What happens if you break it, lose it, etc? The Apple store currently shows USB to Lightning cables shipping in 2 - 3 weeks. Apple kept the new proprietary cable secret until the iPhone 5 unveiling, so no 3rd party manufacturers make this cable yet. This cable is going to be in high demand for at least the first few weeks, making it hard to find in stores.

    When you get your new iPhone 5, you better treat that cable like gold. If you lose it, you may be SOL for a few weeks while waiting for a new one.
    09-14-2012 10:25 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Anyone who misplaces their cable or breaks it in just a few weeks, not to be mean, deserves to be without a cable. Take better care of your things. :o
    kch50428, Fausty82, iJDR and 1 others like this.
    09-14-2012 10:52 AM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I'm going to be more interesting in the adapters.... both Microusb and 30 pin. I have a bunch of these cables around the house so I just need a couple adapters and I'm good. I'm going to wait until the 3rd party vendor start putting them out there in a few weeks.
    09-14-2012 01:45 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    In a few weeks there will be a $5 chinese knock off that we can all buy and enjoy and abuse to our hearts content.
    09-14-2012 01:54 PM
  5. bogeyx5's Avatar
    Anyone who misplaces their cable or breaks it in just a few weeks, not to be mean, deserves to be without a cable. Take better care of your things. :o
    Guess you don't have kids or travel much? Lots of things can happen in a day.
    JoRddZeCkO and Ginbill like this.
    09-14-2012 02:51 PM
  6. Ginbill's Avatar
    Hmm. I didn't think of that. This cable will handled for with the utmost care! ha. :o
    09-14-2012 03:49 PM
  7. Beezzy's Avatar
    Im getting a cable at an Apple Store, they'll have them the first few days.
    09-14-2012 04:15 PM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    So Apple changed the charging/data port to Lightning. I don't see it as a big deal. I'm sure environmentalists have something to say about us all throwing our cables away though.

    However, I see a big short term issue here. The iPhone 5 is going to come with 1 Lightning to USB cable. This is the only cable you will have to charge your new iPhone. What happens if you break it, lose it, etc? The Apple store currently shows USB to Lightning cables shipping in 2 - 3 weeks. Apple kept the new proprietary cable secret until the iPhone 5 unveiling, so no 3rd party manufacturers make this cable yet. This cable is going to be in high demand for at least the first few weeks, making it hard to find in stores.

    When you get your new iPhone 5, you better treat that cable like gold. If you lose it, you may be SOL for a few weeks while waiting for a new one.
    Probably by September 22nd there will be plenty of knock offs on ebay for a few bucks.
    09-14-2012 04:54 PM
  9. Jeremy's Avatar
    Guess you don't have kids or travel much? Lots of things can happen in a day.
    Put it away so your kids don't get it. And traveling should not be an issue. Maybe it's I just take better care of my stuff than the average person.
    09-14-2012 05:11 PM
  10. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Put it away so your kids don't get it. And traveling should not be an issue. Maybe it's I just take better care of my stuff than the average person.
    Yeah, you don't have kids.
    bogeyx5 likes this.
    09-14-2012 05:33 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    Yeah, you don't have kids.
    Sorry, regardless I don't buy it. My sister does and has no issues. I'm not going to turn this into a parenting debate though. Everyone is different. To each his/her own.
    09-14-2012 06:40 PM
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