“Hey, iPhone 5 rumor chasers, here is a dopey idea. It is all but certain that when the iPhone 5 ships Apple will have replaced the 30-pin USB connector, a piece of tech that dates to 2001′s original iPod, with a sleeker, smaller, svelter connector,” Ronald Carlson writes for Tapscape.” That said, in addition to regulating shapes and sizes of vegetables, the European Union has also declared that all mobile phones must implement the micro USB standard to reduce the proliferation of chargers, cabling and adapters.”
“Merge and meld the two ideas and you get the nut of the concept proposed by Italy’s Mela blog,” Carlson writes. “Whereas folks have been saying that the new connector would be roughly the size of a micro USB, wouldn’t it make sense if the port was in fact an EU-compatible 19-pin micro USB connector?”
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MacDailyNews Note: The orignal iPod shipped with a FireWire connector. Apple began replacing FireWire on iPods with the 30-pin Dock Connector in 2003.