New $10 Dock Connector Adapter Will Only Be Available Through Apple?

Posted September 5, 2012 at 4:36pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10354 views

The new Dock Connector Adapter will initially be available only through Apple, according to an iLounge report. The adapter will be necessary to use the iPhone 5 (which is expected to feature a new mini dock connector) with previously purchased accessories.

The Dock Connector Adapters will sell for approximately $10 each or three for $29, with Apple-branded new USB cables selling for $19 each. For reference, Apple's MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter sells for $9.99, while international pricing for Apple's earlier iPhone Micro USB Adapter is €9 ($11) or £8 ($13).

The site reports that accessory makers are worried that Apple plans to corner the market on these adapters and cables as it did with the MagSafe connector.

One source tells them that Apple would generate $100 million for every 10 million adapters sold. The company reportedly expects to sell 10 million of them before the end of 2012. Whether Apple will ever allow third party manufacturers to produce them is still unclear.

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Justin - September 14, 2012 at 9:11am
Well, i guess these prices didn't materialize....
Russell - September 8, 2012 at 8:32pm
With exposed contacts, the new adapter won't last as long as previous versions. You'll definitely end up buying more.
fuck apple - September 6, 2012 at 12:42am
I have at least 5 cables that I use throughout the house, car, etc... I will not spend $50.00 so that apple can make a profit on a fucking cable. It looks like with the new iphone 5 just being marginally bigger better, my 4S looks really good. I will not upgrade this time around. fuck the corporate greed.. this country has enough of greed at the top it is disgusting.
STFU - September 6, 2012 at 2:07am
Eventually you'll buy the new iPhone or some other phone and have to get new cords anyways. Stop bitching about how the cords are getting smaller.
Spritz - September 6, 2012 at 4:27pm
The cable is $10. Quit being a baby
OneDelaX - September 5, 2012 at 8:54pm
iGreed
madcow - September 5, 2012 at 8:42pm
"One source tells them that Apple would generate $100 million for every 10 million adapters sold" You know what else tells you that? Math.
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