I know what you mean.
I am a bit disappointed I have to source my own cable - it pushes the price up further. Add a Tuono cable (10cm, not ideal) plus dealer tax and i'm looking at $900...
30 pin connectors are legacy - all current gen apple products have switched to lightning adapters. Just seems confusing to me why they put out a device specifically targetting idevices, including certification, and not include a cable for the current interface standard.
They have their reasons.
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