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$18 Lightning to 30-pin adapter hits Amazon

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Sep 2012, 02:12

For something as basic as a cable converter, the Lightning to 30-pin adapter sure is pricey. Each iPhone 5 user who wants to use their existing accessories will have to drop anything from $29 to $39 in order to get one from Apple. Thankfully, alternatives are now listed on Amazon...

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posted on 17 Sep 2012, 02:45

1. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

It could well be from the same factories who are supplying to Apple and essentially the same thing. Private Label?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:36 1

2. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

"But if I buy it from the Apple store for only $12 more I can have a genius help me set it up." -Your Average iPhone User

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 18:41

7. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

I thumb you up for honesty ;)

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:43

3. PhoneCritic (Posts: 818; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Correct me if I am wrong but was it not mentioned that Apple was the only one that would offer this solution and that it forbid any other third party from manufacturing this converter?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 11:23 1

4. tntwit (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

You cannot "Dock" the device with a cord between the accessory and the device. It'll be flopping all over. I wanted a new Nano, but as the converter from Apple is likely to be incompatible with analog devices, my speaker dock will be worthless, so I guess I stick with the old device for now.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 18:38

6. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

I wanted the new nano too. But I find the new design quite ugly. The white face against the colour back "is not an elegant solution"... >_< May have to go for the ipod touch instead.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 15:13

5. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I knew 3rd parties would start making their own adaptors. A few weeks ago it spread through the internet that Apple was going to ban all others from making adaptors so they can be the only ones to sell it and reap all the profits... the internet is way too fanatic.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:36

8. stuartdigital (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)

I dont see what all the fuss is about with this lightning adapter, its fast, small and great technology, plus there will be loads of third parties manufacturers making it available at a much more reasonable price, i bought mine athttp://www.lightningadapter.com received the next day and works great.

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