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Apple please include a free lightning Adapter!!!

738 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2012 2:15 PM by jrhapsode RSS
AKE92 Calculating status...
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Sep 14, 2012 7:06 AM

I firmly believe everyone should get one free with their paid iPhone order. I personally do not want to purchase 4 adapters to make everything work with my old connections. Who feels the same way>?

  • b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)
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    Sep 14, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to AKE92)

    What’s in the box?

    iPhone 5 with iOS 6


    Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic

    One-year limited hardware warranty

    Lightning to USB Cable

    90 days complimentary telephone support

    USB Power Adapter

  • CoasterFanFL Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Sep 14, 2012 7:09 AM (in response to AKE92)

    I also think one should have been included, but know that's not going to happen.  They neen that extra 29.95 from all of us...  

  • skaps21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 14, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to AKE92)

    Agreed.  I would have opted to swap out the free (albeit redesigned) earbuds for a free adapter.  Any of my older earbuds would work just fine in the new phone - I think I counted 7 pairs laying around the house.  It's the dock connectors that are now useless with this. 

  • steve14699 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 16, 2012 12:34 AM (in response to AKE92)

    Yup totally agree... They gave away free bumpers/cases for 'antenna gate' if enough people complain and make this into 'lightninggate' or 'connectorgate' or something then we may see something in the way of like one free adapter per iPhone but like I said A LOT of people need to complain. So start responding to this thread people lets make it our petition!!!

  • Rudolfensis Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Sep 16, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to steve14699)

    I think Apple will be moving away from the old connectors completely, the only device that still has it is the iPad.


    It looks like it'll get an update soon: -ipod-shuffle-yet/

  • Leonardo B. Calculating status...
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    Sep 17, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to AKE92)

    I have pre-ordered the new 64GB iPod Touch and I also think that the adapter should be included. On a $400,00 device the adapter should be a gift!

  • samdj615 Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to AKE92)

    The whole switch is irritating.  The latest release of the iphone looks slapped together and it doesn't reflect the reputation that Apple built it's empire on.  Apple was supposed to be the company where if you spent an extra few bucks, the quality of hardware and support was unsurpassed.  Now, they are looking very typical when it comes to other electrontics companies.  I've only recently bought a couple of Apple products, but it's impossible for me to understand the unconditional support that people have given them in the past.  It shows that they were truely an innovative and caring company when you look at their fans.  However, Apple is resting on its laurels.


    Please show me that the recent iPhone 5 is not a bait and switch for accessories.  Please get the adapters out to market.  Please respond to our frustrations at the $30 price tag and proprietary nature.  Please show us that this isn't a slapped together, half-baked operation.  How many months were you guys working on this?  Maybe you should have made it micro-USB?  You are neither adapting or innovating...which is not a good sign.


    Apple stock was supposed to hit $1,000 a share by the end of this year.  It's looking more like Apple/Icarus are heading in Hewlett-Packard's direction.

  • jrhapsode Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to samdj615)

    i would love it if apple failed just a little bit (and they kinda are in stock market price) so that they would be motivated to innovate or at least add useful features that work (*** passbook)


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