I never complained about the change from. 30 pin to lightning, but now I say it was a super idea. So much better than a micro or mini USB. in the dark, having a reversible and simple connector is excellent!!! It's solid metal parts; so much better than thin USB. The new earphones: feel good! Can wear them all day! I didn't like the move of the ear jack; but I was wrong. It's working out okay too. But really the lightning is the best!