Quick Note: New iPhone Dock Connector Confirmed
June 21, 2012 11:00 AM
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New iPhone dock connector
The new iPhone will now have a 19-pin port instead of the 30-pin port
It looks like the new iPhone's dock connector has received a makeover from past versions, cutting the number of pins from 30 to 19.
New photos and videos indicate that the new iPhone will now have a 19-pin port instead of the 30-pin port that Apple devices have traditionally offered since the third generation iPod.
, the new 19-pin port looks similar to Apple's Thunderbolt port seen on MacBooks, but manufacturers have told the web publication that the new iPhone's pin-out will be different from Thunderbolt's.
Lots of new iPhone rumors have been circulating lately, such as videos showing
the unibody casing
presenting the longer screen and metal backplates. These leaks confirmed a few new iPhone specs, such as the relocated headphone jack and metal antenna molded into the backplates.
However, some other specs remain unclear, such as the size of the SIM card.
showing new iPhone specs revealed a smaller SIM card holder piece, but no measurements have been released.
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6/21/2012 4:20:01 PM
The EU has mandated that all phones be chargeable via a micro-USB port. This was to eliminate the huge number of incompatible chargers which people were paying for and throwing away with each new phone. Apple still hasn't complied with this requirement - instead they'll sell you an adapter which plugs into the iPhone port that lets you charge it with micro-USB.
What's really going on here is that Apple doesn't want to do the obvious thing and split the connector into two ports - a micro-USB for charging and digital communications (and compliance with EU law), and a second port for high-speed video and analog. I dunno if their designers don't want to mar the beauty of a single symmetric connector, or they think their users are too stupid to figure out two different ports. But there really is no technical reason why the iPhone lacks micro-USB.
6/22/2012 2:01:20 AM
1. HD Video Stream
2. No need for two ports on a phone.
6/25/2012 9:16:07 AM
"Apple doesn't want to do the obvious thing and split the connector into two ports..."
Beacuse obvioulsy having 2 separate ports/wires is a stupid idea when 1 can recharge and transfer data.
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