A lot of people are mad about the change to lightning but I've been loving it - quite frankly the old 30 pin is quite old, ugly, and large. We needed to go smaller but I never wanted apple to go with micro or mini USB because I've seen (and broke) quite a few micro usb plugs on phones and speakers, drives, etc. I don't know why people hate it so much when obviously within months it's going to be available everywhere including cheap ebay venders for a few bucks. It's: -Light -Small -Very secure when plugged into phone -Reversible - this is one of my favorite thing - I hate having to look and see which way I'm plugging the cable in to charge my phone. Is there a real reason why so many people including tech site are so mad over this?