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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6/25/2012 5:54:47 PM
No no you missed my point. They can have micro usb, hdmi and whatever else they want all combined into one cable. Standard connections, unique grouping.
6/25/2012 7:12:23 PM
You're saying do something like the dock connector, but extending from a common port like micro-USB.
Then you have the problem that using one precludes the use of the other unless you have a dock adapter cable... at which point why not just use the dock cable in the first place?
6/26/2012 2:56:01 AM
No as I said (with the NDS as example) I can use any 3.5mm headphones I want. I only need the special headset if I want to use the microphone. Did you look at the picture? Your idea is not at all what I am talking about.
There are Android devices that use micro hdmi and micro usb. I don't have one (such as pictured. This is a more relevant picture lol)...
...so I don't know if they make docks that utilize both ports, but they very well could. And it is commonplace for one to just want to simply connect their phone to show off a couple vids on their friend's tv without need for a usb connection (or a dock) or to simply charge via usb in the car where you don't need hdmi.
On the other hand I of course see where one would like to have everything connected. But my point is that you don't need a proprietary connection to do that.
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