1. baseballbert'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.
    06-23-2012 02:26 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Really awesome customer service. My AT&T upgrade will be used for a WP8.
    And how compatible will a WP8 be with all the stuff you're whining about being incompatible with the rumored changes in the new iPhone?
    MrJDCurtis, riley9dy and Trust like this.
    06-23-2012 02:52 PM
  3. ray6712's Avatar
    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
    Fausty82 likes this.
    06-23-2012 03:02 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    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?
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    06-23-2012 03:32 PM
  5. grunt0300'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.
    Give me the name of the person who is FORCING you to buy the iPhone5, and i'll take care of him. Oh wait, it's you yourself!! Suck it up, crybaby, and just keep your present phone.
    06-23-2012 03:38 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    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 05:28 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    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 06:21 PM
  8. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I'm betting that Apple will make some kind of adapter that will allow users to take advantage of their old accessories.
    06-23-2012 06:28 PM
  9. jimpilot's Avatar
    I'm betting that Apple will make some kind of adapter that will allow users to take advantage of their old accessories.
    If not Apple someone will, there is to much $ to be made if you have one to sell.
    06-23-2012 06:50 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    I'm betting that Apple will make some kind of adapter that will allow users to take advantage of their old accessories.
    And if Bose makes one for their gear, it will be ridiculously overpriced...
    06-23-2012 07:34 PM
  11. baseballbert's Avatar
    The outpouring of support is heart warming. Crybaby, awesome.

    I love forums for the tremendous use of douchery should you say apple sucks and hint at their having done something ****ty.
    06-23-2012 07:44 PM
  12. baseballbert's Avatar
    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 09:14 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    How many hotels do you own/run/operate?

    Yeah, it's disappointing, but it is what it is. Technology advances and stuff becomes obsolete. It happens, and life goes on.


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    06-23-2012 09:30 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    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.
    Bottom line is the write-off.

    By the way, what about that W8 phone and how compatible is that with your existing accessories again?
    06-23-2012 09:34 PM
  15. baseballbert's Avatar
    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.
    06-23-2012 11:54 PM
  16. ghostface147'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.
    Next time go to their offices and ask them to please only consider your needs and not their own. They owe you nothing. Enjoy your W8 upgrade, but I'm sure they'll change things up on you too eventually. Get over it.
    06-24-2012 01:21 AM
  17. beastcmg's Avatar
    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.
    I disagree the micro USB is anything but standard. My wife and I between us have had multiple Android phones and guess what the micro USB was different on every single one, even windows phones have used several different micro USB ports depending on manufacture. So you go buy your WP8 its made buy lets say Nokia and then a new model comes out that you just need to have lets say it made by HTC this time guess what you have a 95% chance the Micro USB is different and then Oh snap you have to buy all new stuff again, even if the new model you wanted was made made by Nokia again you have an 85% chance that they changed the micro USB connecter and you want to know why they do this? its so they can make money on accessories.

    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.
    06-24-2012 07:47 AM
  18. Bias X's Avatar
    I disagree the micro USB is anything but standard. My wife and I between us have had multiple Android phones and guess what the micro USB was different on every single one, even windows phones have used several different micro USB ports depending on manufacture. So you go buy your WP8 its made buy lets say Nokia and then a new model comes out that you just need to have lets say it made by HTC this time guess what you have a 95% chance the Micro USB is different and then Oh snap you have to buy all new stuff again, even if the new model you wanted was made made by Nokia again you have an 85% chance that they changed the micro USB connecter and you want to know why they do this? its so they can make money on accessories.
    No there isn't multiple types of micro USB. Not sure how you were having trouble but I've used my blackberry micro USB charger with my android, WP7, and palm pre 2. I primarily use it for trips and leave the originals at home so I don't lose them.
    06-24-2012 09:13 AM
  19. beastcmg's Avatar
    No there isn't multiple types of micro USB. Not sure how you were having trouble but I've used my blackberry micro USB charger with my android, WP7, and palm pre 2. I primarily use it for trips and leave the originals at home so I don't lose them.
    yes there is here is an examplal one for the original droid one for droid x and one for an HTC wife had and I can tell you now that the one for my BB storm didnot fit any of my phones.

    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
    Last edited by beastcmg; 06-24-2012 at 09:45 AM.
    06-24-2012 09:24 AM
  20. grunt0300's Avatar
    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.
    What are you talking about? All you have to do is....NOT BUY THE IPHONE5!!! After that, everything stays the same. Use your iPhone3GS, 4, or 4S anywhere you want to. No adapters needed, ever. End of story.
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    06-24-2012 11:07 AM
  21. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    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.

    Oh. Wait.
    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.
    Last edited by LazyStarGazer; 06-24-2012 at 02:33 PM.
    06-24-2012 01:15 PM
  22. kilcher's Avatar
    What about all of the hotels that have docks in every room that will have to replace them? Are they being "crybabies" as well?
    No, because I haven't seen any hotel operators say anything about, they probably have more pressing issues than what Apple may or may not due 4 months from now.

    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?

    Really, if you have nothing more to worry about you should just consider yourself lucky.
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    06-24-2012 01:16 PM
  23. Bias X's Avatar
    yes there is here is an examplal one for the original droid one for droid x and one for an HTC wife had and I can tell you now that the one for my BB storm didnot fit any of my phones.

    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
    Micro and mini are not the same thing.
    And you've only listed one device that is different from the others.
    There is one standard micro USB that "almost" everyone uses.
    06-24-2012 01:25 PM
  24. kch50428's Avatar
    There is one standard micro USB that "almost" everyone uses.
    Thus making the acronym 'USB' somewhat oxymoronic?
    06-24-2012 01:34 PM
  25. Wallace's Avatar
    AirPlay = problem solved...
    That's what I do. My Bos Sound Dock 10 has an AUX port and I have connected it to my AirPort Express. I haven't docked my iPhone in ages.



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    06-24-2012 02:40 PM
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