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Jul 23, 2012

iPhone 5 Will Come With a 19-pin Connector

The smaller dock connector on the next iPhone has been in the rumors for quite some time. Recent reports seem to all confirm that the iPhone 5 will use a nanoSIM instead of a microSIM and now Reuters is chiming in on the connector.

Instead of the 30-pin connector used since the very beginning on the iPhone (and other Apple hardware, even the iPad), Reuters reports that the next Apple smartphone will come equipped with a 19-pin dock connector in order “to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom”. Of course this is probably not the main reason why because the iPod touch has both the big connector and the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom (though it doesn’t sport the huge microphone grill).

Aside from the design refresh this will also mean that the huge number of accessories out there will no longer work with the new phone. You’ll have to get a new one, which will be something accessory manufacturers will love. More here.

3 comments:

AyJim said...

wow they really know how to force people to buy more things

sucen wae said...

Wow cool

YeamieWaffles said...

This is pretty cool sounding news, the iPhone 5 is going to be the bomb and I think it's going to be the phone that finally forces me to cross the barricade and join up with Apple and the iPhone, in all honesty it's the best type of smartphone on the market, it's been a long time coming.