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Lightning

It might be larger, thinner and lighter but it’s also dead

 I placed an order with Apple for extra Lightning cables and adapters well before my iPhone 5 arrived and I still do not have a confirmed shipping date other than October.

I left home this morning grabbing the lightning cable, stuffing it into my bag as there is no way my iPhone 5′s battery will last for two days. Tonight sitting in my hotel room I found the cable I had packed; a traditional iPhone cable, the one that had been in use charging my iPad.

So hello useless iPhone 5.  It will be on its last few percent of battery tomorrow morning and I will be without a phone for most of the day.

How could Apple, with its new CEO a manufacturing man, get its supply chain so badly wrong? And if it knew the delays were going to be this bad, why did it consider its bottom line before its customers.  A few weeks delay in launching the phone would have allowed a lot more stock of accessories to be manufactured in time for launch.

That’s the last time I upgrade until I know everything is in place.  Those new Dells are looking more attractive by the day.