iPhone 5 to feature smaller 19-pin dock connector
Apple knows that smaller is often better when it comes to gadgets – and the evidence is mounting that the iPhone 5's dock connector is getting slimmed down to a 19-pin port.
Apple's also moving the headphone socket on the iPhone 5 to the bottom of the phone, according to Reuters – so the old 30-pin connector is just too, well, portly to accomodate both ports.
This is causing plenty of panic for those who’ve shelled out half-a-grand on a Bose SoundDock that won’t fit the new phone – although we expect an adapter will be released at the same time as the iPhone 5. But with Apple pushing AirPlay, concern over dock connector size seems a bit redundant anyway – unless you want to charge of course. And with a 4in display that may be thinner than ever we're expecting the iPhone 5 to be fairly thirsty on the battery.
9to5Mac's picture below shows the new configuration – which looks like an invitation to snagged headphone cables, if you ask us.
[Via The Verge]