- 06-24-2012, 07:46 PM #26
Apple never made you buy all of that not to mention nothing stays compatible forever I mean calm down. Your accessories still will not work with wp8 and not to mention I am sure there will be an adapter or something you can buy. But do write into apple and express your anger and tell them how you are going to stomp out once the next iphone is released like a little angry child. I am sure they will be so heart broken that they will continue using the 30 pin connector just to put a smile on your face. /s
- 06-24-2012, 09:59 PM #27
- 06-25-2012, 07:24 AM #28
Well, I feel your pain, but I think you've hinted at at least one truth...... Apple does bank on people being sheep and buying whatever they put out. I mean, look at all the sheep that have bought the iPhone just because it is "cool" when in reality there are so many superior and useful products out there like Blackberry and Android. Just sayin'
- 06-25-2012, 07:58 AM #29
- 06-25-2012, 09:31 AM #30
I get his point but i try to stay away from those type of connections. For example, I got my daughter a speaker dock but made sure it had bluetooth. Although i'm sure I can use an adapter later, it's not as elegant. But then again, i'm not rushing to buy her an upgraded ipod touch.
In my car, i use a bluetooth stereo. I'm sure i'll need a new proclip mount for an iphone 5 that will have new adapter built in.
At home, it's airplay or bluetooth. Existing cords and cubes will get sold with iphone 4S's later so it's no big deal. I've a clock with an iphone port, i'll get an adapter or sell the clock.
- 06-25-2012, 11:11 AM #31
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- 06-25-2012, 01:46 PM #33
You do realize that you will still be able to sell those accesories on eBay or Craig's list along with your old iPhone and probably still make a pretty good penny there are still people out there who dont care about the latest and greatest
- 06-25-2012, 05:48 PM #34
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- 06-26-2012, 02:26 AM #38
Am I the only one seeing the irony of someone complaining Apple users are suckers who will buy anything with the Apple logo, when they paid $500 for the name Bose? Bose, the most over rated pieces of tech since Monster cables or Beats by Dre?
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- 06-26-2012, 02:46 AM #39
- 06-26-2012, 09:44 AM #40
How is that a waste of $500? There's no telling what the new iPhone was going to be, it might not have a dock connector at all!
You bought that for your current device, and it still works with your current device, so..
Just buy whatever new accessories they have. That's what I'd do,
- 06-27-2012, 06:09 AM #41
Do you not think either apple or someone else will bring out an adaptor to connect the new iPhones/iPods to old devices using the same port. Obviously apple has a reason because usually you don't change something that has been a success.
- 06-27-2012, 12:34 PM #42
- 06-27-2012, 03:23 PM #43
The unwise man shouts complaints needlessly in the wilderness, while the wise man works on plans for an adapter that he can sell to all of the Bose owners with 30-pin docks.
- 06-28-2012, 12:15 PM #44
Apple made the decision to put a proprietary connector on the iPhone so they could lock in, control and get a nice % of the accessory market. Not saying getting a cut is wrong, but had Apple chose to not screw consumers over with a proprietary connector they wouldn't be creating this situation in the first place.
Lets not forget that Apple also plays games with the current 30 Pin connector from generation to generation where it suddenly won't work with your car stereo head unit you put in last year and the Scosche adapter won't work either. I had this happen and since then refuse to invest in proprietary accessories.
Plus all vendors will now have to support two different connector types or risk cutting off the legacy users accessory options. We also will likely have limited product availability at launch and for months after it.
Of course we all know Apple will have THEIR accessories ready at launch for a high price. Maybe we will get lucky and have a $29 adapter to support 30 Pin to 19 Pin.
- 06-28-2012, 07:53 PM #45
- 06-29-2012, 12:39 AM #46
This is why i am glad i funded the Elevation Dock on Kickstarter. The makers of it have already stated that if the next iPhone does have a new connector, that they will give all the funders the replacement circuit board with the new dock connector on it, and from the pictures and description, the board is trivial to swap out. No muss no fuss, no harm no foul.
- 06-29-2012, 03:11 AM #47iMore Intermediate
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I'm reading more and more of people complaining about the rumored next gen iPhone having a smaller dock with regards to their accessories not fitting the rumored smaller dock connector. I think they are worrying about nothing has its pretty obvious that if Apple go with a smaller dock connector on the next gen iPhone, that there will be a large to small converter/adapter available.
Personally I welcome the idea, has I feel the smaller connector will then make more room inside for components that wouldn't fit in if the large dock connector remained and also may allow a larger battery to be fitted inside.
- 06-29-2012, 06:43 AM #48
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- 06-29-2012, 09:31 AM #49
- 06-29-2012, 12:01 PM #50
Cult of Mac is reporting that Tech Crunch has confirmation on the 19-pin dock connector...
New iPhone’s 19-Pin Mini Dock Connector ‘Confirmed’ | Cult of Mac
While its four-inch widescreen display may still be the source of much debating, according to one report, the new iPhone’s 19-pin “mini” dock connector has now been confirmed by independent sources. The port will replace the existing 30-pin setup that was first introduced to the third-generation iPod many, many years ago in “a move that will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem.”
Although the form factor and actual size are still unknown, TechCrunch has independently verified that Apple is working on adding a 19-pin port, replacing the current 30-pin port, to the new iPhone. It is a move that will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem.
We already have a relatively good idea of what it will look like externally thanks to those leaked images of a purported sixth-generation iPhone back cover than have been circulating in recent weeks.
The existing 30-pin connector, although significantly larger than other smartphone connectors like the microUSB, is considered to be a more stable solution for certain accessories — such as docks. But it does limit Apple’s design flexibility somewhat. The iPod nano, for example, could physically get any smaller with the existing 30-pin connector.
As it seeks to make the iPhone and the iPad even thinner, then, a smaller, sleeker dock connector seems inevitable. The downside to this, of course, is that all of your existing accessories won’t be compatible:
Three independent manufacturers all agreed that the 19-pin dock port is in the works and many accessory manufacturers are facing an uneasy few months as they wait for official news of the standard to be announced.
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