Is Apple testing the loyalty of it’s users?

Although I’m not the biggest fan of Apple products as I find them expensive and not worth the money that they ask for, I wouldn’t buy one myself but wouldn’t turn one down if I was brought one. The news that came out a few days made me question how loyal the buyers of Apple products, will be when the iPhone 5 is released.

I ask this because reports have shown that the current 30 pin connector in the iPhones up to now will use a 19 pin one. Which will mean that Apple users who buy this will have to get a new charger, new dock and all the other countless accessories will have to be brought. Will Apple users who are dedicated to buying new products when they are released be willing to everything new? I think most of them will to keep up with appearances with their friends and family to have the best and newest technology at that time.

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Steve Jobs said that this wouldn’t happen as Apple like most companies around the world rely on customer loyalty, with this slight change it design it might show who is really loyal to Apple. I can see why they have changed the pin size to allow for a more technological and better way of charging up phones via a magnet cable or a switch to allow charging via magnets. The gamble which Tim Cook has taken will show how many loyal customers will buy the new iPhone 5, and the new accessories and adapters to allow it to still be used will be seen in a few months.

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