We wouldn’t call Apple a “greedy” company, per se, but we can certainly see why someone might think that. The company often puts the consumer first, but there are some things Apple does in the name of profit that are decidedly anti-consumer. The most obvious example is obviously the iPhone, which has sky-high margins that Apple refuses to budge on. Instead of building a microSD card slot into the iPhone, Apple charges an arm and a leg for storage upgrades. That way Apple can charge customers an extra $150 for an iPhone with more storage. Meanwhile, the larger memory chip only costs Apple an extra few bucks. If you’re tired of coughing up all that extra cash, check out the Fixget Lightning Memory Card Reader. It’s not quite like having a built-in memory card slot, but it’s just $13 on Amazon and it lets you offload your photos and videos onto a microSD card or even a full-size SD card.

Here’s more info from the product page:

  • 3 IN 1 CARD READER – Lightning, standard USB and micro USB plug combination, making the card reader compatible with all tablets, Mac, PC, Notebook, Android smartphones(Android phone must with OTG function), Apple Iphones. Compatible with all iphone and ipad with IOS 9.2 or up to Newest System 11.2.6.
  • ❤HIGH TRANSFER SPEED – Fixget 3 in 1 adopted the latest technology, so that it can support the transfer speed is 20~27MB/S. Writing speed IS 11~20MB/S. And it can Support 8G~128G SD and TF card. **NOTE – Memory Cards are NOT Included**.
  • ❤FREE APP NEEDED FOR IOS – Free APP from APP Store for communication between your iDevices and iReader. You can download the APP when you firstly plug this card reader on your device, because it will remind you download APP. Then you can manage your data directly on the Free APP.
  • ❤ANDRIOD PHONES WITH OTG FUNCTION – Android Smartphones do not download app,but the phone need with OTG function and when you connect the card reader, please enter to the phone “file manager” to operate.
  • ❤STORAGE EXPANSION – You can create copy move delete rename open in and many more. Playback videos/music, backup and restore your contact list, document viewer for all major file formats, voice recorder and text editor via card reader from SD/TF card. It can help you release space of your SD card just like an external storage memory expansion. And its very tiny and fashion. Its so easy for you to carry the 3 in 1 card reader to anywhere even in your journey.

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