Ongoing iPhone problems for me… My IP6 “broke” around the 1st of Sept (wouldn’t charge). Without going into any detail, Apple gave me a reconditioned one which I sold about a week later while waiting for my new IP6 S. I then “inherited” my wife’s old IP5 S. Within a couple of days, it did the same thing (wouldn’t charge). This time the Apple Genius told me he thought the problem had something to do with the charger port and couldn’t be fixed. I then paid $269 for a replacement since it was a year out of warrantee. On this past week, my NEW IP6 S did the same thing (wouldn’t charge). This time the Apple Genius said they wanted to keep my phone for a few days before making a decision to fix or replace it. In the meantime, they gave me a loaner. Today they gave me what they said was a brand new 6S in a white box. However, they couldn't tell me what the problem was with my bricked IP6 S. All 3 showed a similar malfunction. When I had the problem with the 2nd one, the Apple Genius said it was the charging port. Going back to my original IP3, I’ve used knockoff charger cords from China without ever having a problem. However, sometimes, plugging them in, I occasionally get an immediate message on the screen that said something like “this device is not compatible with this phone”. Hitting the home button made this message disappear and the knockoff cords then charged the phones. I’m semi wondering if I’m part of the problem with the above 3 phones. Remember, all this happened since Sept 1st. If I have to live with dumping my knockoff charger cords, so be it. The problem is they look exactly the same to me as Apple's $20. The Apple Genius (above on 2nd phone) told me the charger port is sensitive to the male end of the lightning charger cord if not plugged in straight or removed by pulling straight down. Once again, I’ve been using these knockoff cords for several years now without any problem on the 3G, 3G S, IP4, IP4 S, IP5, IP5 S and the IP6 and now on the IP6 S. I would be interested in ANY info in regards to using knockoff charging cords and especially thoughts about knockoff lightning cords.