The new iPhone 5 won't charge without an official Apple cable thanks to a special authentication chip in the cable. There is no way to make your own charger.. no way to get a cheap cable. This is why they didn't use microUSB standards. What a piece of crap.. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Charging your phone is important, and not something the company from which you bought a device should control.
OK.. I really mean it this time.. I'm ignoring Apple now and I'm not going to post about it ever again.