Thought I'd share something I thought of regarding the lightning connector. I read a news article a couple years ago about a 3 year old girl who put a 30 pin cable in her mouth while it was plugged it and was electrocuted, resulting in brain damage. Since then, I've always been careful to keep those dangling cables out of reach of my son. When looking at the lightning connector, this came to mind again. The one large difference of this connector is that the contacts are on the external surface of the cable. This is in contrast to the 30-pin, where they are on the inside of the cable structure. In my opinion, this can GREATLY increase the risk associated with potential electrocution from putting the connector in your mouth, as your mouth would be directly on the contact surfaces. There IS the possibility that Apple has used the chip in the cable to prevent charging current from flowing until it authenticates with the device, and I'm hoping this is the case. I'm not too worried about my kids but there will be tens of millions of these cables out there soon, many in the easy reach of small children. Just wanted to put this out there for those of you with children who could potentially access these cables while plugged in. STAY SAFE!!