I can't take this anymore, no matter what I do there is problems. Recently I've had problems with charging my iPod 5. I checked everything, cleaned the port and the cord, can't pinpoint what the problem is. Flatout inconsistant and just not charging at all at times. My family has the same problems with 2 iPads since thunderbolt cables. I decided to take the cord apart and find the root of the problem but I wasted my 5th cord. Just bought a new one recently. Worked fine.. everything was ok, then boom plug it in and nothing, no indication of charging, YET there seems to be a trickle if you just leave it, kind of like how I would just turn off my iPod so the software wouldn't reject third party cords. What is the deal? I've never had so many problems with something. Apple has completely lost it, they keep rolling out OS's that their hardware can't even support, and because of them they've destroyed the market so now I have no other options. I take care of my stuff, I lay it on a microfibre on my friggen desk when I don't use it, put nothing else in my pocket..