Originally Posted by Speakerphile
I am a fan of Samsung as well. I too doubt it was done on purpose. What irritates me is that Samsung has been in this business long enough to know better. So either they're ignorant of the accessory business, or arrogant enough to think companies will continue to support their products because they're so large. Either way, it's not a good move on their part. Google really needs to reign in the audio side of their OS though as well. Without some standardization here with regard to USB audio and audio streaming, Apple will continue to command the lion's share of audio accessory business. This means that the bulk of customers looking for audio streaming capabilities will largely remain Apple customers.
If a manufacturer is licenced to manufacture accessories for the S3, does that mean it is automatically licenced for S4?
likewise to Apple, from a 30pin to lightning, what advantage are there for the consumer? to me, it is none. In fact, i need to buy more cables.
BUt having said that, changing 30 pin to lightning will make older accessories obsolete automatically, and apply for another OEM licence from Apple. Likewise to Samsung for changing the USB config.
Agreed, i overlook this when i bought the Verza thinking it will work fine with the S4. Google "S4 and Verza", you will find tons of websites telling you that S4 and Verza are in the future thinking they will mate and sing a song.....sigh, it means all are wrong. We took for granted.
Therefore before Note 3 is out, (i hope or i think so again...??again??) V moda better look into it before plunging into another black hole leading us to no where.