Lightening to 30 pin connector $30? OMG RIPOFF

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  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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  3. THEAnonymous macrumors member

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    HOLY SMOKES! The new lightning adapter = $35!!

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!
    That's just.....INSANE

    Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    Use this intelligent and ultracompact adapter to connect your 30-pin accessories to devices featuring the Lightning connector.

    $35.00 CDN
     
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  5. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    Yea I just saw that on the store page. It's $29 here in America.
     
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    That's ridiculous. Foisting a new proprietary connector and then charging $35 for compatibility. I like the Lightning connector, but the adaptor should cost like $10 tops.
     
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    this is apple....why does it shock anyone at this point?

    new ipod touch=$299 and people are thinking we are going to see a $199 ipad mini lol.
     
  9. TSX macrumors 68030

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    How wonder how fast the Chinese can make a cheap knockoff.
     
  10. iphoneIA macrumors regular

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    This is what I thought as well. It sucks that we have to shell out 35 for something they are making a use, but that is Apple.
     
  11. junglesnake macrumors 6502

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    I just posted the sme thing! Makes me sick! They should be ashamed! I'm honestly starting to hate this company
     
  12. PNutts, Sep 12, 2012
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    I'd be surprised if they aren't shipping right now. I bought a handful of the current cables for a buck apiece so I could be lazy and have one at home, in the car, at work, gave a few away, etc.

    Edit: I don't like to leave a discussion making assumptions so I did a quick search, and boy there are a lot of websites that need to remove / rename their 30-pin iPhone 5 sync cables. ;)

    Good grief. I called it a 9 pin connector...
     
  13. Bag302 macrumors regular

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    This is the only thing that makes me hesitate about buying the iphone 5 day 1.

    I have a speaker dock at work and several docks at home/car. Plus there are 2 more iphones, 2 ipads and an ipod touch that will still be on the old 30-pin.

    It just complicates things a little and adds to the cost quite a bit.
     
  14. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

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    this new dock connector is here to stay so you'll have to upgrade sooner or later, right?
     
  15. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    Lightning Dock Adapter - $29

    Apparently it is not going to only be $10... It's $29 on Apples Website (at the moment)

    Who needs to buy one and how many would you need to buy?

    I need 2, one for my Zeppelin Air sound dock and one for the iPod/iPhone hook up in my car.

    Hopefully they have a black adapter eventually.
     
  16. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    szig

    These converters will be everywhere within 6 months
     
  17. utwarreng macrumors 6502

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    A 30-pin connecter >> Bluetooth adapter will solve those problems. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/428223606/auris-bluetooth-for-your-dock is one that's in the process of being funded, but there are some others that are already available.
     
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    That price is absurd! Apple should know that alot of people are going to need a few of these. Like one for the car, dock at work, bose dock at home etc..... Those greedy ***** bastards should have some consideration on their customers.
     
  21. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    im not one to complain about pricing usually but when I loaded the accessory page and saw $29 and $39 my jaw dropped. thats crazy. they are supposed to push for the smoothest transition to the new connector as possible not gouge us.
     
  22. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    No new iPhone 5 dock? Is one supposed to use this adapter doohickey with the current iPhone 4/4S dock?
     
  23. BulkHedd macrumors 6502

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    Wow! In the US the Lightning Adapter is $29.00 but the Lightning cable is only $19.00!! So it's cheaper to just buy new cables.
     
  24. Bag302 macrumors regular

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    As my post states, I'm hesitant to upgrade on Day One as I have in the past.

    I will probably upgrade later when cheaper adapters are readily available. Probably not until November.

    The official Apple adapter releases in October which is bad enough
     

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