Sources: Apple , , AllThingsD
quote: Make a completely unnecessary change to device connectivity so that we can sell overpriced adaptor cables to anyone who wants to keep using their accessories.". Nonsense like that is why I avoid Apple products like the plague.
quote: The iPhone 5 is not that much thinner, and it is clearly still more than thick enough to support the old-style connector. In fact, the new connector does not appear to be much thinner at all. It is narrower, certainly, but the thickness is almost unchanged.
quote: Given that probably roughly half of users will buy at least one of these adapters? Yes. $30 * 5 million sales = $150 million in revenue. That's figuring 10 million sold which might happen in just the first few weeks alone.
quote: Yup they make this level of income by trying to force customers to stay within the apple universe from multimedia to accessories, etc. Personally I prefer choice.
quote: The current connector for iDevices is nearly a decade old. That's a very long time in the world of technology. Apple drops old technology when it's usefulness passes and embraces the new. They have done that many times before and will do so many times in the future.
quote: Apple drops old technology when it's usefulness passes and embraces the new.