In my home office, I stream Pandora from my Kindle or iPod through a 10-year-old Monster cable attached to my circa-1980 Sanyo 2050 quartz stereo receiver, with equally vintage Mesa floor speakers in wooden cabinets. About a dozen years ago, I had the ensemble refurbished at a stereo/speaker repair shop (do they even have those anymore?), and the technician said it would be worth it, because they didn't make that kind of high-quality hi-fi components anymore. And that was 12 years ago! And by streaming separate from my home office laptop, I don't run afoul of the PHB attached to my home office!;-P
This isn't really "gotcha" fees, just planned obsolescence. Which is getting shorter and shorter.
A real gotcha fee would be "Would you like a box for that? How about an instruction manual or a battery cover?" (Sorry, I forgot, manuals are all on line now.)
This strategy will ONLY work if your device uses a new style plug that accepts ONLY your charger, and you change the plug style with every version of your device so suckers have to buy new accessories and not re-use ones from older versions of your product. ...Good Job Apple, Good Job!