In which people lack common sense and I lose my faith in humanity
Still, that's not too bad, right? All you need to do is buy a 30-pin-to-Lighting adapter... for $29. Hmmm... I don't know about you, but I'm not happy with the idea of spending $87 just so I can use the iPhone 5 with my three old devices.
$29 for the [Lightning] adapter is nuts. I would need 1 for my car, 1 for my office, 2 for my house. I am going to hold off on getting the iphone 5 untill 3rd party cases and adapters are available.
Well, great. But [Lightning] doesn’t fit any existing accessories, docks or chargers. Apple sells an adapter plug for $30 (or $40 with an eight-inch cable “tail”). If you have a few accessories, you could easily pay $150 in adapters for a $200 phone. That’s not just a slap in the face to loyal customers — it’s a jab in the eye.
Are you planning to get an iPhone 5? Do you have charge stations set up all over your home, car, and office? If you want to keep your setup intact, you're gonna have to get some of those $30 adapters (or buy new cables altogether). So how many 30-pin-to-Lightning adapters are you going to have to snatch up to maintain the status quo in your nerd cave?
Or, you could just buy one adapter, keep it with you, and plug all your accessories into it. Are people really this dense? It's kind of astounding to me that two of these are professional reviewers for large publications (and one is Gizmodo).