Apple wants to tax iPod accessory makers

Posted on Thursday, October 20 2005 @ 8:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple is planning to make iPod accessory makers pay for the right to connect to the iPod.
For some months, the company has been seeking royalties from accessory makers that want to display a "Made for iPod" logo on their products. The program, which one analyst has likened to an "iPod tax," applies to devices that connect electrically to the player and not to cosmetic things like cases.

Now Apple has made the program a requirement for manufacturers who want their gadgets to plug into the "dock connector" at the bottom of the music player, Senior Vice President Phil Schiller confirmed to CNET last week.
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