“According to two sources, Apple’s new Dock Connector features only 8 pins, seemingly contradicting claims of ’16-pin’ and ’19-pin’ connectors,” Jeremy Horwitz reports for iLounge. “It’s worth noting that Apple recently received a patent on what appeared to be a 16- or 19-pin Dock Connector. It’s possible that this is for the seemingly inevitable ‘old Dock Connector to new Dock Connector’ adapter… One source claims that the new connector will feature other design innovations, potentially including the ability to be connected to docks and cables in either orientation (like MagSafe).”
“Our source also claimed that Apple is working on an as-yet-undisclosed iOS 6 feature that will act as a bridge between its Bluetooth 4-capable devices,” Horwitz reports. “The feature would enable, say, a future iPod nano to display iMessages received by an iPhone, record voice memos that could be shared via the iPhone, and even initiate phone calls through its own headphones. It could also conceivably let you make iPhone calls from your iPad (or possibly even recent Macs)…”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” or the heads up.]