I have been up, down and all over and keep seeing the same replies although I don't believe it's dust or moisture in the connector or that the USB is going bad. I have had my ipad 1 for two years. No issues. I purchased an iPhone 4 mid-summer this year. All of a sudden within a week or so of using the original cable I began to get the following message "charging is not supported with this accessory".
Now, I used the cord that came with it which should not have gone bad within a week or so.
Since then, and only since then, I am beginning to have the same issue with my iPad which I NEVER had issues with before.
Also, I have purchased at least ten USB cords and adaptors.
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY REAL IDEA ABOUT THIS ISSUE??
I've always been a PC person and I was considering switching over to MAC until this. I know Apple knows about this especially with all of the posts on APPLES's forum regarding this issue. I'm really...really ****** that Apple would take advantage of its customers this way. I'm not crazy. Every reply offers the same suggestions yet, with the issues I have and in the order in which I've experienced them, the suggestions don't fit.
Some manufacturers consider the deaths their product will cause as a cost of doing business. They figure settlements for the deaths are very small compared to the profit margin. Apple has figured in this "possible" loss of customers as a cost of doing business. Since this issue doesn't happen to everyone, or at least not enough people, a bandwagon can't get going. So they figure there will be a few (thousands) of issues regarding the error "charging is not supported with this accessory," although it's Apple's accessory. But not enough to make Apple pay attention! Classic capitalism!
My freakin’ expensive iPad is one large glorified coaster! Can you believe it?! An $800 coaster!