1. Premium1's Avatar
    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 08:46 PM
  2. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    My question is why would you spend $500 on an accessory, KNOWING that Apple was going to change their dock connector. Why not wait?? Seems to me, you should be blaming yourself. Not Apple.

    Send from my new Super Duper iPad
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    06-24-2012 10:59 PM
  3. Ricktye's Avatar
    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'

    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.
    06-25-2012 08:24 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    .... when in reality there are so many superior and useful products out there like Blackberry and Android. Just sayin'
    no, just trollin'
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    06-25-2012 08:58 AM
  5. cardfan's Avatar
    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 10:31 AM
  6. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Problem #1. You purchased a Bose product.
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    06-25-2012 12:11 PM
  7. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    no, just trollin'
    Did he really say Blackberry??
    06-25-2012 02:20 PM
  8. jclif's Avatar
    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 02:46 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    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
    Common sense is hard to be found on this post lol. That would make to much sense to do that or buy a 30 dollar adapter and be good to go.
    06-25-2012 06:48 PM
  10. jaowens's Avatar
    Buy an adapter.
    06-25-2012 07:30 PM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    Buy an adapter.
    There are none.


    Yet....
    06-25-2012 07:34 PM
  12. ghostface147's Avatar
    06-26-2012 12:31 AM
  13. reeneebob's Avatar
    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?


    I got blisters on me fingers! from using Tapatalk.
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    06-26-2012 03:26 AM
  14. Shooter03's Avatar
    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.
    So you must have some mad insider info cause the way your going on you must know something the rest of the world doesn't, last i checked apple hasn't announced anything about the new iPhone. you really need to just chill man

    Just sayin......
    06-26-2012 03:46 AM
  15. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    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,
    06-26-2012 10:44 AM
  16. Lenerdosy's Avatar
    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 07:09 AM
  17. rictrd#IM's Avatar
    It should be an adaptor/convertor from old connector to new connector... If Apple doesn't release one other many accesories brands should do...
    06-27-2012 01:34 PM
  18. jjjwicks's Avatar
    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.
    I guess there are still people loudly lamenting over the loss of the parallel port on their computers since they have expensive laser printers with parallel ports. Oh wait, there are these new things called adapters that alloy you to connect new devices to legacy hardware. Who woudda thunk it?!?!

    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.
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    06-27-2012 04:23 PM
  19. Raptor007's Avatar
    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 01:15 PM
  20. Timhewitt's Avatar
    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.
    So you were part of the product development team and sat in on the marketing meetings at Apple hi.

    Very impressive.
    06-28-2012 08:53 PM
  21. macharborguy's Avatar
    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 01:39 AM
  22. Fatboy71's Avatar
    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 04:11 AM
  23. Eileen89's Avatar
    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.
    I agree with you here. Times change and Apple has to change with them. If the reason they changed it is to make room for a larger screen then I'm all for it. As you said here there will be adapters available that customers can use, so people should just stop looking at this change as something negative and look at the positive things that it is going to bring.


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    06-29-2012 07:43 AM
  24. soleobjective's Avatar
    My initial reaction to this thread...



    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.
    I agree with you here. Times change and Apple has to change with them. If the reason they changed it is to make room for a larger screen then I'm all for it. As you said here there will be adapters available that customers can use, so people should just stop looking at this change as something negative and look at the positive things that it is going to bring.
    Couldn't agree more here. adaptors will certainly be available, no need to worry
    Last edited by soleobjective; 06-29-2012 at 10:39 AM.
    06-29-2012 10:31 AM
  25. Fausty82's Avatar
    Cult of Mac is reporting that Tech Crunch has confirmation on the 19-pin dock connector...

    New iPhones 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 iPhones 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.

    TechCrunch reports:

    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.
    The port is said to be similar in size to the Thunderbolt port seen on recent Macs, but according to three independent manufacturers, the pin-out will be different.

    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 Apples 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 wont 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.
    Having said that, theres certainly a possibly that Apple will release an adapter that allows new iOS devices to connect to older accessories just like it has done with the MagSafe 1 to MagSafe 2 adapter. Although this wont be a perfect solution for certain accessories, it may mean that you dont have to sell all of your existing gadgets after all.
    Last edited by Fausty82; 06-29-2012 at 01:03 PM.
    06-29-2012 01:01 PM
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