iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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Reuters has a story today that appears to confirm recent rumours that the next iPhone will be the first Apple device to use its new, smaller dock connector. According to the report, the standard, 30-pin dock connector that has been used by Apple for almost a decade is about to be replaced by a new 19-pin connector, situated at the bottom of the next iPhone. Two sources in the know told Reuters that the dock connector has been made smaller in order to make room for the earphone port that has now been moved to the bottom of the phone. One way in which this will impact the consumer, of course, is that you will have to use an adaptor or buy a new dock if you want to connect your brand spanking new iPhone 5 to an older accessory such as a speaker or music system or power charger. Reuters report analysts as saying that the move means new business for Apple, and for accessory vendors, as people rush to buy new docks for their iPhones. Charging is not such a big issue, of course, as doubtless the new phone will come with its own new style of charger.
Source: What's up dock? Apple to shrink connector for iPhone 5 | Reuters