Well, you no longer need to deal with all that mess as Anker has introduced a new PowerLine II 3-in-1 cable that supports microUSB, Apple Lightning and USB-C standards. The Lightning cable in particular is MFi certified, so you can rest assured that it will not damage the battery on your iOS device.
Plus, this being an Anker Powerline cable, it is also extremely durable, so much so that Anker is providing a lifetime, hassle-free warranty. To put its durability into context, let's say that it is designed to withstand being bent 12,000 times and is officially said to be up to 12 times more durable than conventional cables. The cable supports up to 2.4 amp speeds on the microUSB and Lightning sides, and up to 3 amps on the USB-C side.
(Use code: ANKER436 to get it at 25% off, or just $11.24)