Quick Note: Apple Finally Begins Shipping Lightning Adapters for iPhone 5
October 8, 2012 8:33 AM
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Weeks later, Apple is shipping its expensive 30-pin Lightning adapters
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.
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.
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RE: Nailed it.
10/9/2012 12:44:51 PM
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?
"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook
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