As I guess most people buy extra cables in order to charge away from their syncing computer, it would probably be a good marketing idea to sell lightning cables that are only designed to charge and market them as such.
The rounded corners, bordered, heavier type icons have a clunky ad hoc dated ugly look, that is neither fish nor fowl. The borderless, to the edge buttons look better. If they carry on with this 'design by committee' approach, no good can come of it. Apple needs to remember Jobs' dictum whereby Apple knows what people want better than they know themselves.