How can Apple justify $30 for a dock?

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  1. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    I cant wait to get my iPhone 3Gs but I really hate how apple is to cheap to include the dock. My V1 came with on and i used it every single day. Helps keep you from scratching the back of it. Now im going to have to pay 30 dollars for a piece of plastic. How can they charge that much?
     
  2. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    Might want to check on eBay first before you go out and buy one. I was able to get a brand new one for only $10.
     
  3. LePigeonBleu macrumors 6502

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    who is forcing you?

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  4. RKilbane20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody is forcing me to buy anything. I love my dock now and this one does fit in the 3G one. Ill check ebay
     
  5. tjhilder macrumors regular

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    I bought a couple on ebay for £5 each for my 3G, although on one of them the audio socket was dodgy so they sent me another one for free, so i keep the dodgy one for charging by my bed :cool:
     
  6. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    Simple Answer: Because they can.



    I bought one today to have for my 3GS in a week! :)
     
  7. RKilbane20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    another simple answer. Because me and other people will still most likely buy it.
     
  8. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    Last year people talked about how they could take a knife to the V1 dock and make it fit. You can do that. But I use my dock everyday, all the time, so the $30 is worth it.

    Maybe you'd be better off getting a universal dock and then you'll always know it will fit.
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    How much did your V1 cost?
     
  10. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    It's the same way they can charge $2500 for a Mac Pro, because they can and people WILL pay the price.
     
  11. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    same way they can justify 19.99 for a usb cable...
     
  12. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Sadly true.

    ...says the proud owner of a shiny new 3G dock that's going to be mighty lonely for another 7 days.

    At least they include the USB power adapter with the phone.
     
  13. spades1412 macrumors 6502

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    They can justify it because people like you will run out and pay the rediculous price to buy it.

    I passed on the wall charger for my ipod touch because the damn thing was $30. Apples prices are insane. I found the same apple brand charger on ebay for $10.
     
  14. RKilbane20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    400 dollars plus tax. just because they are subsidized doesn't mean they shouldn't include them
     
  15. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    I think they have to because it's a phone, not an iPod.
     
  16. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    good thing my Xstand will work still with the new iPhone 3Gs
     
  17. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    and $30 for the ac block charger, essentially $50 for a complete Apple charger :rolleyes: GEEZUS!
     
  18. Ekelon macrumors newbie

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  19. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Use a Dremel tool on the dock you have and in 5 minutes your new 3G will fit in your old dock.


    There are pics on how to do it in another thread.
     
  20. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I'm the proud owner of the "X Stand" and my $30 dock just sits there *staring* at me....:p:p:p
     
  21. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I freaking hate that. My little brother bought a dozen or so chinese knock-offs from the internets and they actually work. About a buck a piece too. He's going to get more, he says they're going to be stocking stuffers this xmas.

    I wanted an iPod dock to match the Seagate HDD dock I have on my desk so I could rival some of the setups on "Post your setup part (x)" but they want $50. eBay seems to be full of chinese crap and those idiots that decided to start their own online business selling the same stuff for the same price in twelve different auctions.:mad:
     
  22. V4705 macrumors 6502

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    if youre gonna buy a new dockstation with your own money, think about the universal dock that fits all the iphones, ipods and probably will fit the 4th gen iphone as well.

    what you can find for 10-15$ on ebay isnt the original but the only difference is an alert message everytime you connect your device, its still sync and charge (with 2.2.1, i dont know about 3.0) and its cost quarter of the original.

    when i say universal dock, i mean only the ones that include adapters\inserts, like that:
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  23. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    are you serious? you're asking apple to justify ANY of their prices?
     
  24. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    Is this the "official" Apple Dock?

    What about a generic brand like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/For-Iphone-iPod...6:4|39:1|72:1234|240:1318|301:0|293:1|294:200

    I am actually looking for:

    1. A dock with an audio out that I can connect to speakers (I figure this is probably the cheaper and best way)
    2. A dock/speaker combo.

    Thanks.
     

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