iPhone 5 adapter should be free to customers and add legacy 30pin connector back to future IPhones.
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iPhone 5 adapter should be free to customers and add legacy 30pin connector back to future IPhones.

    1. Garrison Douglas
    2. Petition by

      Garrison Douglas

      Dacula, GA

Apple has released its IPhone 5 but also changed from the 30 pin connector to a new 8 pin connector called "lightning" which forces consumers of the new Iphone or Ipod products to purchase a new adapter in order to use existing IPhone or IPod docks, chargers, USB cables, etc. The customer would be unable to connect the new IPhone to their computer, travel charger, charging dock, IPhone clock radio device, IPhone speakers, etc. Purchasing the necessary adapter that Apple Inc. is offering will cost the consumer $29.

Also Apple Inc. needs to add the legacy 30 pin connector to future IPhone releases.  The iPhone should have dual connections to give the customers a choice of which connection they can utilize.  

Let's send Apple Inc. a message that their bottom line is not more important than the consumer! The consumers still have power so let's exercise it to send a message to Apple Inc. and other major corporations that they should consider the needs of their customers before making changes to products that force consumers to spend more money just for more profit!

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Third-Party iPhone adapters to be released at lower price

      Garrison Douglas
      Petition Organizer

      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!

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. Apple Inc.- We are your customers so hear our voices!

      Garrison Douglas
      Petition Organizer

      Apple Inc. has great products but they should be reminded that the customers are 1st. Making changes that are beneficial to their bottom line and not the customer shows a blatant disregard for their current customers. We the consumers need to make our voices heard and fight back against corporate moves that don't even consider the customers that are the foundation of their true value. So the more signatures we get the louder our voices will be and the impact will resonate throughout the world. So let's roar and do it loudly! Sign and pass it along!

    5. Lightning to 30-Pin adapter not available till October...

      Garrison Douglas
      Petition Organizer

      Hello supporters I just confirmed additional information regarding the Lightning to 30-pin adapter needed to interface with existing Iphone accessories and devices. Customers who elect to purchase the product on September 21, this includes those who have pre-ordered, will not have any car charger options since the adapter will not be available for 2-3 weeks. Customers will have to wait 2-3 weeks for the Lightning to USB cable ($19) as well. However, one of these cables should be available in the the box which will allow you to charge the Iphone through a AC outlet and connect it to a computer via USB. The apple store website shows there are two iterations of the much needed Lightning to 30-pin adapter, one stub styled and the adapter cable which is priced at $39. So as it stands, eager customers will have to wait until early October to purchase either of the adapter options as well as the lightning to USB cable.

    6. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Akshar patel TRUSSVILLE, AL
      • 10 months ago

      I dont have one

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    • Jack Ryan PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 10 months ago

      I agree with the free part. However, the lightning charger happened for a reason. It would not have been possible to fit the 30 pin dock connector in something so thin. The decision was not made for profit.

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    • Zoie Demencuk FORT MYERS, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      I received my iPhone 5 only 3 months ago and my charger does not work anymore for no apparent reason.

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    • Nathaniel Carter ODESSA, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      Cross compatibility, at least make this tiny little adapter considerably cheaper.

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    • charles geyer RACINE, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      The other cell phone manufacturers use a universal charger. Why cant Apple make life be a little more simple.

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