Apple is to blame here, they moved away from a widely used micro-USB interface, so they can now charge a price for licensing the adapter.
If only all cellphone makers had 1 single type of interface, you never would have to swap your cradle.
Another point is when the whole world is moving to wireless why not make wireless charging more ubiquitous.
Looking for a new Beamer!
F30 - SOLD
E90 - SOLD