Apple Will Be Only Supplier of New Dock Connector Adapter

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    According to iLounge, Apple will be the "exclusive initial supplier" for the new Dock Connector Adapter that will allow the next-generation iPhone to be used with older 30-pin Dock Connectors. Apple will reportedly sell them for $10 each or three for $29. However, it's possible that Apple will allow third parties to build the adapter at a later date.

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    According to iLounge's source, Apple predicts it will sell 10 million adapters by the end of 2012, generating $100 million in revenue. It's likely that the adapters would have an extremely high profit margin and while this is a significant amount of money, it is but a drop in the bucket compared to Apple's total sales.

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  2. twiggy0, Sep 5, 2012
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    Won't be any third party cables as well? Or is that just for the adapters?
     
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    Kind of outrageous - they should include the adapter for this first gen new connector and then sell it separately for the 5s next year - just like how the 1st gen iPhone came with a dock.
     
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    then it should be free

    If you aren't going to let people compete with you then your cost should reflect it by keeping them low/free. this should include adapters.
     
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  8. auero macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure that won't stop people from making an adapter and flooding eBay.
     
  9. thope macrumors member

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    or you could go on ebay after couple of weeks and get 3 for dollar from china.
     
  10. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    Not bad selling a cheap USB Cable with white covering and grey writing for $19. $18 profit per sale.

    Can understand them wanting to keep the exclusivity on the new connector though. Don't agree with it but can understand it.
     
  11. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Won't stop the 3rd party out of country vendors.
     
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  13. Pegamush macrumors regular

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    available on ebay from hong kong for 89cents at day 2.

    apple price on these accessories is absurd
     
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    $1 off if you buy three! Thanks for the deal, Apple!
     
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    Eh? There will be plenty of Chinese versions within a week :D
     
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    Not a cable-- 30-pin to new-style adapter. $10 is the same price as the Magsafe adapters.
     
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    Wow that $1 saving on purchase of three is fantastic!! Sign me up for a dozen 3-packs!!
     
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  20. Northgrove macrumors 65816

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    Only official supplier, that is. ;)

    I wonder how many days it'll take for the Chinese market to start supplying them.
     
  21. number9 macrumors 6502

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    He was talking about the $19 price for the cable, not the $10 for the adapter.
     
  22. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    I imagine this will be a pack in with the iPhone 5. It certainly would be if Steve Jobs was at Apple's head, but I think Tim Cook knows that this is something simple and cheap to keep (and generate) fanboys. And ultimately, fanboys have a much better pay off than commercials (they're inexpensive to produce, essentially throwing their money at you instead of the other way around, and they pester their friends endlessly with quips like "That doesn't happen on my Mac." and "This would be easy on my Mac.")
     
  23. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    And one will be. No one ever said otherwise. You think Apple is going to sell a phone that can't be charged without an accessory that is sold separately? Come on.
     
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    malice adapter change

    fool consumers = outrageous profit
     

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