How can Apple justify $30 for a dock?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by RKilbane20, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    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

    Mar 27, 2007
    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

    Jul 11, 2008
    San Diego
    who is forcing you?

  4. RKilbane20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    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


    Jun 10, 2009
    Kent, UK
    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

    Jul 26, 2005
    Simple Answer: Because they can.

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

    Jun 9, 2009
    another simple answer. Because me and other people will still most likely buy it.
  8. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    How much did your V1 cost?
  10. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    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

    Apr 21, 2009
    same way they can justify 19.99 for a usb cable...
  12. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    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

    Jun 12, 2009
    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

    Jun 9, 2009

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

    Jul 26, 2005
    I think they have to because it's a phone, not an iPod.
  16. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    good thing my Xstand will work still with the new iPhone 3Gs
  17. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    and $30 for the ac block charger, essentially $50 for a complete Apple charger :rolleyes: GEEZUS!
  18. Ekelon macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2009
  19. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    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


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    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


    Jan 30, 2009
    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

    Mar 23, 2009
    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:

  23. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    are you serious? you're asking apple to justify ANY of their prices?
  24. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2009
    Northern California
    Is this the "official" Apple Dock?

    What about a generic brand like this:|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.


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