While Apple 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 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. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.