Apple's 'rip-off' plan to make iPhone accessories obsolete sparks outrage
London, June 22 (ANI): Users of Apple smartphones have expressed anger after it emerged that the tech giant in the next version of the iPhone could render all current accessories obsolete.
Outraged iPhone users complain about the reports that Apple has planned to radically alter the size of the connector in the upcoming mobile handset, which is expected to be launched in October.
Speakers, docks and other expensive accessories costing hundreds of dollars would be rendered useless by the move.
Technology blog TechCrunch said it confirmed the change by speaking with three separate manufacturers.
Apple has, however, not commented on the plan, The Daily Mail reports.
According to the paper, the report outraged many iPhone users, who slammed the move through blogs and post on the Internet.
Sirio Brozzi of the website Awesome Robo blogged, 'people are stunned by this possibility, myself included. I mean, why fix something that's not broken?'
Brozzi believes the move is planned to give both Apple and accessory makers a huge new market.'
"Have you guys ever heard of "planned obsolescence"?' It's a practice which encourages planning and designing a product so it's only useful for a limited time, before becoming obsolete," he added. (ANI)
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