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Weeks later, Apple is shipping its expensive 30-pin Lightning adapters

When Apple announced the iPhone early last month with its new 8-pin Lightning dock connector, it seemed like a no-brainer that Apple would have a hefty supply of Lightning to 30-pin Adapters on hand to appease the masses. After all, Apple's decision to ditch its 9-year old 30-pin dock connector meant that customers wouldn't be able to use their existing accessories without an adapter on the iPhone 5.
 
Inexplicably, Apple was unable to deliver the adapters at launch even though the decision to use Lightning surely didn’t occur overnight. But nearly four weeks after the iPhone 5's release, Apple is just now getting around to shipping the adapters to customers.

 
Mac Rumors reports that a few Australian customers have received shipping notifications and an estimated delivery date of October 9 for the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.
 
Apple's standard Lightning to 30-pin Adapter costs $29. Apple is also charging $10 more for a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter that includes an 8" cable if you need some extra length.

Source: Mac Rumors



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RE: Nailed it.
By Motoman on 10/8/2012 10:49:57 AM , Rating: 1
What convincing? It's an Apple product, and just one more Apple tax to be tithed to the church. The extra $29, or even $290 if you need ten of them, was not even a fleeting consideration in the minds of the Macolytes.


RE: Nailed it.
By xti on 10/8/2012 4:55:00 PM , Rating: 2
My new S3 needs accessories too (like a spare battery good lord it sucks it dry)... you are making it sound like samsung and everyone else puts everything I need in the box....


RE: Nailed it.
By Motoman on 10/8/2012 7:28:58 PM , Rating: 1
At least your S3 will *let* you swap batteries.

And no, no one is saying that anyone puts "everything you need" in the box. Apple changed the format of their accessory plug for no reason other than to force an additional $29 fee from every user, and/or to force them to buy new accessories.

And then they didn't even bother to have any ready on launch day. Or even close to launch day.


RE: Nailed it.
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/9/2012 8:39:53 AM , Rating: 1
I get a full day charge.... funny...


RE: Nailed it.
By xti on 10/9/2012 12:13:45 PM , Rating: 2
I don't talk a lot during the day, text normal i guess...but are you suggesting im lying?

I stream radio during the work day - my IP4 i came off of left me with ~15-20% by bedtime. GS3 I have to leave on the charger during the day, or else I'm dead by 5pm.

Yeah, I get to swap out batteries, but its simply not what I was accustomed to. Nevertheless, I don't mind adapting to an accessory, I like the phone.


RE: Nailed it.
By web2dot0 on 10/9/2012 12:44:51 PM , Rating: 2
I think he's suggesting that your usage pattern is not everyone's usage pattern. Some people use their phone 24hr/day ... you maybe shorter. What's your point.

If you don't like the iPhone, don't buy it. Do not point a gun to your head. Let the market decide. If Apple make such terrible products, the market will speak up.

I don't understand what your gripe is about. Don't like it, buy something else.

Some people like to spend $200 jeans, and $300K cars, so if you don't think it's worth the money, you're going to ban people and call them names?


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