Is it just me, or are the articles out there that talk about the "Apple Lightning cable protection being bypassed" a crock? I have bought 4 (FOUR) 30-pin to lightning adapters from Ebay and almost ALL have a 100% failure rate eventually. Here's how it always seems to play out: - For the first week or so, the cable works fine. - By week two, the phone starts not recognizing the cable gets plugged in and I have to put it in and take it out a few times to get it to work. Approx 50% recognition rate. - By the next week, the "recognition rate" goes down to about 10% (meaning I have to plug it in and out of the phone about 10 times before it starts charging) - After that point, I start to get the "Charging not supported" pop-up. Removing and inserting the plug usually fixes that. - Eventually the "Charging not Supported" pop-up comes up every time, and effectively kills the plug. Luckily I have lucked out with every EBay seller so far and got refunds (one made me return the cable). But seriously guys, why was there so much fanfare a few months back about third-parties finally "cracking the code" on these lightning cables. This has NOT been the case atall in my experience. Do I just have bad luck with the sellers I've been dealing with, or is this happening to most people?