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iapplelove

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Nov 22, 2011
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If so I'm jealous! I need like 3

One for work,one for the car,one for home..any idea when apple said these will be readily available?
 

eneisch

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I placed an order for one on apple.com the first day that the iPhone pre-orders started (9/14). My order is still "processing" and my estimated delivery just says "October".

I don't know why Apple didn't make sure to have an abundant supply of these available at launch!:confused:
 
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ericg301

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Jun 15, 2010
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To me, the adapter issue is the biggest .."gate" scandal that's come out of the iPhone 5 launch.

To release a new flagship device with a new connector, without its complete ecosystem of adapters and cables is an insult to Apple's customers. Seriously.
 
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webworks415

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Dec 20, 2008
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To me, the adapter issue is the biggest .."gate" scandal that's come out of the iPhone 5 launch.

To release a new flagship device with a new connector, without its complete ecosystem of adapters and cables is an insult to Apple's customers. Seriously.

I know what you mean. I'm mad that these new phones don't have parallel port for my old printers, or a FireWire port. How could you do this Apple!! I dont care about technology advances, i wanna use my cables I bought 10-20 years ago
 
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Mengels7

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I know what you mean. I'm mad that these new phones don't have parallel port for my old printers, or a FireWire port. How could you do this Apple!! I dont care about technology advances, i wanna use my cables I bought 10-20 years ago

I think it's more the fact that they've had this planned for a while, they ARE releasing an adapter, and they didn't have it ready with the launch of the phone. Saying there was no way to convert from Lightning to 30pin would be a different story.
 
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stuaz

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I placed an order for one on apple.com the first day that the iPhone pre-orders started (9/14). My order is still "processing" and my estimated delivery just says "October".

I don't know why Apple didn't make sure to have an abundant supply of these available at launch!:confused:

Yeah I made the mistake of adding one to my iPhone 5 ordered. As it stands I have yet to receive ether with my dates saying the same as yors for the whole order. :(
 
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webworks415

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Dec 20, 2008
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I think it's more the fact that they've had this planned for a while, they ARE releasing an adapter, and they didn't have it ready with the launch of the phone. Saying there was no way to convert from Lightning to 30pin would be a different story.

I understand. But all I had to do was use the cable that came with my phone. I needed one for work too, so I bought an extra which is $10 cheaper than that adapter, and available now. Problems solved!
 
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jlake02

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Nov 2, 2008
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I understand. But all I had to do was use the cable that came with my phone. I needed one for work too, so I bought an extra which is $10 cheaper than that adapter, and available now. Problems solved!

Same here. Bought an extra cable. My car has a USB plug so it was perfect.

I feel bad for people who have lots of speakers, etc, with 30 pin, though. :eek:

Personally I love the new cable and don't fault Apple for changing it. They stuck to the old 30 pin for ~ 10 years. However, it's really lame they didn't produce enough product so now people are stuck waiting for adapters.
 
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erratikmind

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Fortunately, myself and hopefully for many others, all of my charging and power accessories are of a USB platform. I simply had to purchase 2 additional lightening units for the ip5.
 
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pnoyblazed

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Seems like all the accessories (except for the earpods) for the iPhone 5 are a hot commodity.. I reckon someone on Craigslist was selling a box of lightning to USB cables for $40 a pop..

I'm curious as to why there are no official cases from Apple yet for the iPhone 5
 
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rockyroad55

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I don't mind paying for an adapter. I mind it not being available at launch. That just screws a lot of people over.
 
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ericg301

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I know what you mean. I'm mad that these new phones don't have parallel port for my old printers, or a FireWire port. How could you do this Apple!! I dont care about technology advances, i wanna use my cables I bought 10-20 years ago

Reread what I said. I have no problem with them changing the technology. But to not release the entire ecosystem at the same time is simple disrespectful.
 
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lelisa13p

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Mar 6, 2009
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This is what happened with the Camera Kits in 2010. It all worked out and the inconvenience was minor in the long run. I waited for shipping then and I'm waiting for shipping now. I'll live and so will you. :)
 
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