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Apple Now Selling Lightning-to-MicroUSB Adapter

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T Bone

Nov 6, 2012, 11:03 AM

It should be free

And it should be boxed with the device in question...if you're going to screw over people who have spent the last 10 years devoted to your product by suddenly changing the connection, thereby making all their peripherals useless, it is wrong to make them pay you for the privilege of being screwed over.
Nah, you have to be fair. Even though i probably won't own a apple for the foreseeable future. They made a smart choice with the lightning adapter. In a few years nobody is going to really even care about the 30pin. After that old dock breaks and they...
Dumbest thing I've heard today and it's an election day.
It's not necessarily making all their peripherals useless, they still sell the iPhone 4 and 4S that use those accessories. No one complained when Samsung released 19 different ports throughout the duration of phone releases before settling on on micro...

Nov 6, 2012, 10:46 AM

2 Billion Sellers Now Offering $2 Complete USB-to-MicroUSB Cable

(The Internet) - In a press release Tuesday, a consortium of approximately 2 billion professional retailers and individual entrepreneurs have announced the availability of a complete end-to-end solution for connecting MicroUSB phones, music players, and other devices to a standard USB port on a PC, USB-type power outlet, or other accessories designed for the previously-mentioned devices. The device sells for as little as $2 with free shipping, but may cost more if the buyer opts for gold plating or expedited delivery. Consumers who have recently purchased a device requiring such a cable will find one inside their existing product packaging and do not need to perform any additional action.

For more information, consumers can go to an Int...

Nov 6, 2012, 10:45 AM

Apple remains non-standard

Obviously Apple could have (should have) standardized and went with micro-USB to start. They had the chance. One more irritant to consumers. They made a bad call with the Lightning idea here.The difference adds no value.

This adapter shows that for the first time, Apple hasn't been able to completely fight the mainstream flow. Their non-standard interface on all iPhone and iPods was always an issue for all but the devoted iHead people.

Every other mode...
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