“According to TechCrunch, the port features six brass contact dots and is positioned inside the bottom groove designed to accept Apple’s aftermarket straps,” AppleInsider reports. “Technically, a six-contact connector is similar to Apple’s Lightning protocol, which currently uses six of its eight leads for charging and data transfer.”
“A source said the port currently plays a role in diagnostics, but points out that it could be used as a connection point for accessories in the future,” AppleInsider reports. “TechCrunch speculates that such a data port could be used as a means to facilitate feature expansion, perhaps ‘smart bands’ that extend battery life or tack on GPS and other sensing capabilities.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Oh yes, let there be add-on GPS, battery extenders, and more! The thought of wearing our Apple Watch Sports but also having to lug around our iPhones on runs just for the GPS is unpalatable.