When Apple introduced the program to certify iPod accessories made by third party manufacturers through the Made for iPod program this was nothing new. It’s not even unusual for a company in Apple’s position to try and make a little money out of the certification program. But Apple has taken it to a new level by charging third parties 10% of the retail price for their accessories. Companies put up a big fuss so they now have backed it off to a mere 10% of the wholesale price. Still ouch. I guess Apple is going to ride the iPod wave as far as they can but it’s going to cost consumers. Big time.