While Apple (AAPL) surely wants its customers to pay a premium for iPhone 5 dock port adapters from the company store, some savvy third-party manufacturers have already started undercutting Apple’s accessory. 9to5Mac reports that the first third-party iPhone 5 adapters have gone on sale at Amazon (AMZN) and are selling for between $10 and $18, significantly less than the $29 Apple is charging for its own adapter. The site has only spotted two companies selling third-party port adapters so far — iTronz and Nanotch — but there are sure to be more as Apple fans who don’t want to fork over $29 for an adapter start scouring the web for a bargain.
Unfortunately this doesn't solve the problem. It just feeds into exploitation. Apple believes everyone must have one so they will do anything to get one and no matter what we do or charge them we can't lose. We need exhibit self control and get this message across to Apple!