Apple’s new micro Dock Connector to feature only 8-pins, sources say

“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)…”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” or the heads up.]


    1. Because the iDevices aren’t heavy enough. If the magnet catch were strong enough to hold the connector in securely during use, it would probably also pull the device off the table, bed, etc.

      Now, the mirrored, bi-directional connectors would be nice.

  1. I make and eceive phone calls on my iPad every day with the free magicJack app that costs me $10 a year to operate with my old AT&T land line number I originally got more than 20 years ago and moved to magicJack last year. If you only use their app and not the dongle, you only hace to pay them $10 a year to keep the number you moved over from a landline. I know it sounds to good to be true but it’s working for me all the time. I also use the magicJack app on my iPhone4S for peak calls to avoid using any peak minutes and omy iPod Touch with a headset-mic. 81¢ a month for unlimited calls to USA & Canada. And very low international rates as well. The magicJack app is the best kept secret in VOIP service that works for almost nothing. In fact if you just use the free number they give you when you register for free, it will work for free among all magicJack phones forever without ever paying them anything. I’m only paying because I killed my $25 a month land line service by moving my number to magicJack and switched my intnet service to DSL only. So that’s how I subsidize the purchase of a new iPhone every year to the tune of $300 saved on a land line I no longer have nor want nor need. Everyone should have the magicJack app on all of their iOS devices. It’s crazy not to.

    1. Speak for yourself, I have never had any problems with MagicJack (VOIP) in the 3 years I have used the service, and as for sucking, it all boils down to the ISP.

      The nice thing about Magicjack is you no longer need to have a computer with MagicJack plus, to use the service just plug in a Ethernet cable and your in business or new IOS App.


      What most people are unaware of is that a good many calls made from landline services are linked through a VOIP relay.

      So much for sucking, Next.

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