Apple presses the iPod accessory manufacturers? – Macitynet.it
Apple intends to increase the rights it requires from manufacturers of iPod accessories. An Australian newspaper reported the intention that the percentage of sales costs that Cupertino will request from its partners could go from 1-2% to 10%.
To be struck by the increase in costs, which is very sensitive, are all the accessories manufacturers who use the dock port and the plug located at the top, practically all those who apply amplifiers, control systems, chargers, remote controls etc. etc.
The idea of Apple, already officially communicated, is causing concern among the Cupertino partners. Altec Lansing defined the percentage as "ridiculously high", arguing that if Apple were to remain firm in its regard it would force some producers to rethink their policy of supporting the universe of the iPod.
Instead, Bose prefers to emphasize the advantages that derive from supporting the iPod that having only one connection system favors those who want to produce accessories. "To have the same level of compatibility – says the house specialized in high-fidelity systems – even the world of MP3 players compatible with Windows should adopt a standard port"