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New iPhone dock connector  (Source: techcrunch.com)
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.

According to Tech Crunch, 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 and leaked photos 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. A video showing new iPhone specs revealed a smaller SIM card holder piece, but no measurements have been released.

Source: Tech Crunch



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RE: Micro-usb
By michael2k on 6/26/2012 12:47:31 PM , Rating: 2
Why? What's the point of adding D2A in the adapter when you can just use the existing hardware in the phone and give it a couple pins?


RE: Micro-usb
By theapparition on 6/26/2012 3:23:30 PM , Rating: 2
Why? Did you really just ask why?

Well gee, then it would be compatible with every other phone charger. And accessories could be standardized that work across a variety of phones.

That would be great for the consumer, but lousy for Apple. We see which side you're on.


RE: Micro-usb
By michael2k on 6/26/2012 6:19:48 PM , Rating: 2
With the dock-mUSB cable they are already compatible with every other phone charger.

If you want accessories standardized across all phones, you need every phone manufacturer to pick a standard other than USB so as to gain host support, video and audio support for cheap component and composite, and HDMI support.

Note, I know that On-The-Go was added as a supplement to USB2 and USB3, but audio support, video support, and HDMI are still not "standard" and require custom HW such as MHL to implement.

Better to convince everyone else to do something like a new microDisplayPort or microHDMI connector to gain audio, video, analog, digital, charging, ethernet, and host support.


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