apple to charge 85$ for fast charger wtf!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by speedbreaker26, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. speedbreaker26 macrumors newbie

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    This gotta be a joke android users get a fast charger free out of the box and and this money hungry campany called apple decides to charge 85$ for this? its bad enough the iphone x costs 1000$ and apple doesn't even give us choices for freebees when purchasing the phones like samsung does with their choices of gear 360 camera or free sd card and wireless charger. its time to jump ship to the note 8!
     
  2. Hart1583 macrumors regular

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    Amazon
    No reason to pay Apple accessory prices
     
  3. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    This made me mad too, £55 standardised prices here in the UK...

    Then I had a 'quick look' on Amazon and won't be paying more than £15.
     
  4. bufffilm Suspended

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    You didn't know this? Well, now you do.

    My advice...shop around. It may help.
     
  5. speedbreaker26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats not the point its just another opportunity to take advantage and squeeze more money from their loyal consumers when other companies give you that option free in the box. at least cut us some slack for the people that have to pay premium prices of over 1000$
     
  6. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    They clearly wanted to charge that much but realised there would be stiff competition elsewhere. Instead of even bothering to make their own they just took the competition in to their stores, sold it at their idea of a good price and will use that to trap some unknowing customers in to giving them a few extra $$$.

    I actually think if they're going to charge so extreme prices for the X then they could have at least bundled in a wireless pad, at very little expense to themselves, to help support the idea that it is a premium device.
     
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  9. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    presumably the Belkin and Mophie ones offered on the Apple Store.
     
  10. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    that's what i assumed, didn't know where the $85 came from since neither of them are that price.

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    there's plenty of alternatives on amazon i would buy if i were in the market for one.
     
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  12. timeconsumer macrumors 68000

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    While I don't have this exact charger, I've used Anker products in the past and they are definitely a reputable company.
     
  13. speedbreaker26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what im saying is why cant apple incude a fast charger free in the box instead we gonna be stuck with a standard charger. why pay more money!
     
  14. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    lol reminds me of the scene from Epire Strikes Back...Lando says "this deal keeps getting worse and worse" haha..
     
  15. timeconsumer macrumors 68000

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    I don't disagree with you. But out of the box you can't even connect an iPhone to a MacBook. You'd need to buy a Lightning to USB-C cable. So, I definitely didn't expect Apple to include a fast charging cable and wall adapter.
     
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    Is this fast charger something that goes with the wireless charging, or it is just if you want to charge as one normally would? This is the first I have seen of this.
     
  18. trekkie604 macrumors 68000

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    Do the new iPhones support Qualcomm QC 3.0 fast charge or is it something apple proprietary again?
     
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  20. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    it does feel very tim cooky. but it's no surprise, they also ship the ipad pros with very slow chargers....

    but i'll be fine with the included one, because i only charge at night.
     
  21. matty.p macrumors 6502

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    So you're upset that you're buying the MacBook Charger to charge your iPhone faster and that the MacBook Charger isn't included with your iPhone for free?
     
  22. bufffilm Suspended

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    This is Apple.

    They are going to be cheap when it comes to doling out what they include with the phone.

    They are also masters of the up-sell.

    To get more than the minimum will $$$ you.
     
  23. webbuzz macrumors 68000

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    No, the proprietary QC 3.0 is not compatible with the iPhone.
     
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