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Adapters won't come cheap

Apple's iPhone 5 was announced today, and with it came the realization of a smaller dock connector. The 30-pin dock connector has been around for 9 years, and Apple cites its desire for thinner, more svelte devices as the reason to go with the smaller "Lightning" connector.
However, those who have accumulated a wealth of 30-pin cables and accessories are going to have to fork over the big bucks to allow them to work with Apple's new Lightning connector. Apple is listing the Lightning to 30-pin adapter for $29 on its online store. Considering that you would need one adapter for each cable/accessory, things could get pricey pretty quickly.

New Lightning 8-pin USB cables aren't much cheaper at $19 each.
The best bet for those looking to make the switch is to wait for the cheap Chinese knock-offs to start flooding eBay (it's easy to find current 30-pin USB cables for $1 to $3 each).
The positive news is that once all of Apple's mobile devices are equipped with the new Lightning dock, you won't have to worry about the boys from Cupertino switching things up again anytime soon. “This is the new connector for many years to come,” said Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller in an interview with AllThingsD.

Sources: Apple [1], [2], AllThingsD

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What to do, what to do...
By bupkus on 9/13/2012 9:44:43 AM , Rating: 2
I think I have a solution... I don't own anything by Apple.
No problem, no arguments, no-- I say this, you say that.
"Embrace the new"-- gotta love that one.

I think I'd rather watch my cats play than read any more of this crap. Come on, folks, join me and have more fun doing whatever-- anything but this absolute nonsense. You can't win this argument. In fact, it's encouraged by vendors so you must choose and buy at least one of them.
Don't buy into any of this.
Ever try Swedish Almond toast with really good coffee?

RE: What to do, what to do...
By mindless1 on 9/13/2012 1:34:38 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed, the only way to win the game is not to play.

"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer

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