Complaining about Apple gypping you by changing its terrible, bulky, hard-to-use 30-pin dock connector for the sleek, double-sided Lightning connector? Then take a look at the alternative from Samsung. One of the few things it didn't copy from Apple was the giant connector, but that's not to say it got anything right.
The picture you see above is the collection of Samsung's last ten years worth of cellphone connectors. All 18 of 'em. The kit is meant for cellphone unlockers, those dodgy-looking dudes you always see at the back of the market with like three beat up old laptops on a couple of old trestle tables, ready to liberate your handset from carrier lock-in.
The kit will cost you a reasonable $40, or just $10 more than Apple will charge you for a single cable. But more interesting is the weight: This bundle tips the scales at 1.3 pounds. That's possibly the shipping weight, but even so, it's the same as a pair of iPads.
So quit whining about Apple changing the cable once every decade. Not only are you an entitled moaner, you also seem to forget that you will only need one adapter, as you will only have one iPhone 5.
- Source Cellcorner
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