One of Amazon's little secrets is they sell uncertified products. You can get into trouble with cables, adapters and chargers (among other things) and its best to stick with products from the original manufacturer - which Amazon also sells). If you want to get quality certified products - including MFi kit - try Monoprice .. a good price on honest-to-goodness certified kit. My experience is it is at least as good as what came with your device and often better at a lower price.
The iPhone 8 rumor mill, spurred on by a ceramic Apple Watch, is predicting a ceramic iPhone. The problem is there are several issues with that .. particularly if Apple's design philosophy of pure materials rather than facades still holds.. Manufacturing guru Greg Koenig takes a fascinating crack at rumor debunking.
There has been a good deal of speculation on the post election creation of a Trump TV cable network. The New Yorker points out it would be a bad business plan. There's also the question of an advertiser base that would be easily shunned elsewhere..