“The fifth generation model, expected to be launched in the US this autumn, will reportedly use a new connector for charging and for linking to audio equipment,” Tozer reports. “The rumoured proposal has sparked alarm among the company’s followers who fear they will have to buy new equipment to work with the phone. It is claimed that the iPhone 5 will use a smaller 19-pin version, which will be incompatible with existing accessories.”
Tozer reports, “On Mail Online, Allan from Dartmoor wrote: ‘Keep the same connector and I’ll probably get the next phone as it matched the various docks in the car and in the house. Change it and there is no reason for me to stick with Apple. This is why [the late Apple boss] Steve Jobs would have said ‘No’ to this idea. It is not an opportunity for dock makers. It is an opportunity for Samsung [a major Apple rival].’ … Others, however, were confident that an adapter would be available to enable the next generation iPhone to link to existing accessories.”"
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MacDailyNews Take: Nothing like starting the weekend out with some pure idiocy. There will be adapters, obviously, but nobody’s allowed to give any to Allan from Dartmoor. Good one, Steve, not telling Allan the medium that there would be adapters.