"The lightning connector thing is indeed one time where Apple came close."
That you'd go with 'came close' conclusively proves that you're an Apple Fanboi of the full-on variety.
If the Apple Genius staff attacked you with swords, would that also 'come close'?
Such fanboism is deserving of utter ridicule. Write as many words as you wish, but you've self-identified as an Apple Fanboi, accepting and enjoying their more-subtle forms of customer abuse.