Buy adapters or new?

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  1. trlyka, Sep 12, 2012
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    trlyka macrumors 6502a

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    I have a USB charger on my Macbook, a plug/USB charger in the bedroom, a car charger, and a USB charger at work. I use all 4 of them every day.

    I will have the one that comes with the phone. So I will need at least 2 more USB type plus a 30 pin adapter for the car charger since I don't see a new car charger offered anywhere yet.

    The USB cables are $19, the 30 pin adapters are $29 and the corded 30 pin adapter is $39. Why would someone need the $39 cable if they have other USB cords and can simply use the 30 pin adapter?

    So it looks like I will need 1 30 pin adapter for the car charger and 2 USB. That seems like the cheapest option. But I assume they will have a car charger too at some point...So it looks like at least $70 just to charge my phone :mad:

    So this is the same as the little 30 pin adapter, just with a cord? Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)

    Why would people buy the $39 corded adapter vs. the $29 regular one?

    Gizmodo doesn't like it....

    Maybe I am too tired to look at this stuff right now....:roll eyes:
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I'm going to buy 1 adapter for my 20ft long Belkin cord.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't have many accessories for my iPhone. I'll probably just buy new cables for my car chargers. I don't like having to use adapters. A new USB to Lightning cable is only $19 while the Lightning to 30-pin adapter is $29.
     
  4. Tminusg macrumors member

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    Or just wait until the third parties get their hands on one to copy it....?
     
  5. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Perhaps I missed something....did they say they would include one with the phone?
     
  6. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't come with the phone

     
  7. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    This. Heheh maybe I'll get one adapter for my car charger in the meantime. I hope these third party people are on top of this! :p
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    Buy a complete usb wire or adapter for a dollar on ebay instead of $30 at Apple.
     
  10. karmatourer macrumors 6502a

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    Meritline will have one available in no time.

     
  11. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    Ok thanks for the info!!
     
  12. trlyka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry?.....What is this list?^ What is a USB Power Adapter and Lightning to USB Cable? A charging cable doesn't come with the phone?
     
  13. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    The lightning to USB cable is the charging cable, replacing the 30pin cable. The USB power adapter is the part that plugs into a wall socket.
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    Context.

    They are talking 30pin to Lightning adapter.
     
  15. trlyka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so why did they say it didn't come with one? :confused:
     
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  17. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I'm petty sure apple isn't licensing the interface to anyone initially though?
     
  18. trlyka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so we are confusing the word 'Adaptor' here. When I say adaptor, I am only talking about the part that converts the old cable into the new. Not the part that you plug into the wall (power outlet) for the USB. I added '30 pin' in front of the word adaptor in my OP in hopes to clear up the misunderstanding.
     
  19. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    All good! New products and existing changes can make for a confusing time.
     
  20. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I don't see an iPhone 5 dock. Wouldn't the old one be really weird or unusable if you need to put an adapter on it?
     
  21. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    If I was getting the new iPhone5, I'd be getting new cables. The adapters I see in the photos is way too big.
     
  22. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Same for me. I will use the included cable to charge at home. I will pick up one extra $19 USB->Lightning for work. Hopefully I won't have to keep the 5 plugged in all day like I do with my 4.

    I rarely use my car charger, so I will just wait for a third party release and pick one up if I need it.
     
  23. trlyka thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll use the one it comes with for my bedroom, but I'll need 2 USB (computer at work and home) and 1 adapter for my car connector if I want to listen to music, or use the car charger.

    Let's not forget new cases and screen protectors!:eek:
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im pretty sure the Chinese 3rd party market doesnt worry about licenses when they copy things:D
     
  25. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Good point. But if they try to sell it here in any shape or form, don't you think Apple will find a way to screw them?
     

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