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Apple has been busy this week cleaning up some of its accessory offerings, updating their Universal Dock package, dropping a compact wired keyboard and finally dropping the price on their AV Cable sets.
MacRumors is reporting on a trio of Apple accessory news items this week. The first order of business is an update for the company’s Universal Dock package, which includes the dock itself as well as five adaptors for the company’s most popular iPhone and iPod models. A dock connector to USB cable and the USB power adaptor itself are new additions to the package, which is likely responsible for bumping the price of the kit from $49 to $59.
The package also includes a remote control, but the older white remote has now been replaced with the sleek new aluminum remote found in other products such as the second-generation Apple TV.
According to AppleInsider, Apple has also discontinued its compact wired aluminum keyboard this week in favor of the wireless version -- the extended wired keyboard with a number keyboard will continue to be offered.
Finally, some good news for iOS mobile device users who need to plug their hardware into their television set: Apple has also updated the Composite AV Cable and Component AV Cable products, reducing the prices by $10 while removing the USB power adaptor which many people didn’t need anyway, since they likely have one from their initial device purchase.
Each cable set is now a more affordable $39, although for many their use will be negated by the ability to use AirPlay to stream directly to an Apple TV box tied to their HDTV. However, any price cuts from Apple are always welcome!
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