Apple taking a bite out of Made for iPod accessories

Made_for_ipodWhen 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.

(via engadget)

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