Thanks for the $500 loss apple!!
That's how much my Bose sound dock was that will be useless in a few months. Oh yeah, we may as well toss in the car charger, mini speaker system and car aux jack as well. .
Does apple think people will just mindlessly buy something because it has an apple logo on it regardless of how much it is and the fact that all of your accessory purchases are on the way to being obsolete?? Apparently so.
Now, I know as soon as you buy tech the clock ticks until its not the latest and greatest, I get that. BUT, to change the pin count after several years of the same design is bs.
And the "well it allows for super cool awesome things to pull the wool over your eyes with" argument won't work either. Apple did a ****ty thing, and to see it otherwise is shear lunacy.
Really awesome customer service. My AT&T upgrade will be used for a WP8.
- 06-23-2012, 01:52 PM #2
- 06-23-2012, 02:02 PM #3
I understand your frustration bro but remember one thing Apple only sold you the phone they never told you to purchase those accessories. We have to remember that in technology changes can and will come and that Apple like any other corporation will make those changes based on their needs at the time not exactly what's best for us
- 06-23-2012, 02:32 PM #4iPhone Genius
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Yeah, I get it. Your jaws are torqued because your Bose dock may not work with the new device... but it was designed to work with the current generation iOS devices... which it does. Sorry that technological advances has hidden costs in obsolete accessories, but did you really think any accessory (even a $500 accessory) would never be obsoleted?
You have the option of using your existing device with the Bose dock or looking into other solutions - like dock connector adapters... but you can't blame Apple for progress. And you can bet that the Android, Windows Phone and other platforms are also working on new device designs that may obsolete some older accessories.
Bottom line: change happens. This isn't Apple's fault. Your current device will continue to work with your current set of accessories - you got what you paid for, so what's the problem? iPhone 5 (Black.32GB.AT&T) iPad Mini (Black.32GB.WiFi) iPad (3Gen.Black.64GB.AT&T) MacBook Pro (15" 2012.Retina Display.i7) iMac (21.5" 2011.i5) AppleTV (3Gen)
- 06-23-2012, 02:38 PM #5Give yourself, to the Dark Side!
- 06-23-2012, 04:28 PM #6
Hmm can I see a release with this " new dock" and a statement from apple saying it's official I would wait to cry till it's official and you can see it for yourself
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- 06-23-2012, 05:21 PM #7
Can't blame Apple for changing things up. They have had the same set up for almost 6 years. There will most certainly be adapters you can purchase that will work with your current accessories so I wouldn't worry about it.
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- 06-23-2012, 05:28 PM #8
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- 06-23-2012, 06:34 PM #10
What about all of the hotels that have docks in every room that will have to replace them? Are they being "crybabies" as well? Even if it was a cheaper $50 dock, multiple that by 400-500 rooms (if not more) and thats an op cost they now have incure.
Yes, it's one time. Yes, it's a write off, but it's something they now have to buy.
- 06-23-2012, 08:30 PM #13
- 06-23-2012, 08:34 PM #14
That's the thing, they aren't, but I know that the micro USB port will be standard and the 4s becomes an iPod touch.
Hotels, I once had them on park place, boardwalk AND all of the green, light blue and red properties in monopoly if you must know.
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- 06-24-2012, 06:47 AM #17
On car chargers this to me is a stupid complaint there is one thing that is standard between all phones and that is every phone just about comes with a connector that has the standard USB at one end. Guess what most cars have a USB in them now I don't buy car chargers I just plug the phone into the USB (you do know the phone charges that way don't you?) and even if you car doesn't have a USB connection you can always buy the universal adapter that plugs into the cigaret lighter (or power outlet now in most cars) that is what I did after my second android phone for my old car.
Apple needs to change the connector for room, If they do come out with a 4 inch screen they are going to need a bit more room for a bigger battery and not just to power the screen but to power the LTE chipset in the new phone and that chipset takes up more room its either cut the size of other components down or make a phone as big as the Samsung Note and I know I don't want a phone that big if I did I would use my iPad as a phone.iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad (3rd Gen), iPod Nano, iPad mini, Apple TV (1080P), iPhone 4, iPhone 5, Airport Extreme, Airport Express
- 06-24-2012, 08:13 AM #18iPhone Pro
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- 06-24-2012, 08:24 AM #19
Its a mix of Micro and Mini here is a good example of 2 different Micro and 2 different mini, depending on the manufacture for example Moto they have used all 4 different types for there phones
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- 06-24-2012, 10:07 AM #20Give yourself, to the Dark Side!
- 06-24-2012, 12:15 PM #21
AirPlay = problem solved.
Sell your current dock and iPhone, upgrade to an AirPlay compatible model.
Buy a used iPod touch strictly for music, use it with your current dock.
Buy a $20.00 adaptor to work with your $500.00 stereo.
Yeah, that'll work too.
To be fair, it's Apple.
The adaptor will probably be $50.00.
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- 06-24-2012, 12:16 PM #22
It's 4 months off. It might not change at all and if it does an adaptor will almost certainly be available. And you can't control it either way so why spend 4 months stressing about something that may or may not happen?
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