“The iPhone 5, Apple’s next generation iPhone expected to go on sale around October, will come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the proprietary 30-pin port ‘to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom,’ two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters,” Jim and Yee report. “That would mean the new phone would not connect with the myriad of accessories such as speakers and power chargers that form part of the ecosystem around iPods, iPads and iPhones, without an adaptor.”
MacDailyNews Take: So, use the adaptor. The 30-pin Dock Connector has been in use for a decade. Things change much faster than that in the CE market.
Jim and Yee report, “Tech blogs have long speculated on the demise of the 30-pin connector, which at 21 mm wide takes up a chunk of space… They say that a smaller connector would give Apple more scope for new product designs or a bigger battery, or simply to make ever smaller products.”
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