iPhone 5 will Have Smaller 19 Pin Dock Connector and Relocated Headphone Jack – Earlier this week, BGR reported that next-gen iPhone will be released with 1GB Ram, NFC technology, LTE and larger screen as compared the previous version of iPhone 4 and 4S. However, according to this report, Apple has not started the production of the new iPhone but it is in the engineering phase of production.
Earlier today, a famous Weblog Reuters reported that Apple will introduce a smaller 19 pin dock in the next-gen iPhone. The concept of 19-pin dock connector was initialized by iMore back in February of this year. Afterwards, many other blogs supported this idea such as Techcrunch and WSJ. According to this rumor, Apple will introduce a smaller dock 19 pin connector instead of the standard 30 pin dock connector in current iPhones, iPods and iPad.
What will be the benefit of introducing the smaller dock connector in the new iPhone? It will help to make next iPhone thinner and the standard headphone jack will also be moved to the bottom of iPhone right next to the dock connector.
“The iPhone 5, Apple’s next generation iPhone expected to go on sale around October, will come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the proprietary 30-pin port “to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom”, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
That would mean the new phone would not connect with the myriad of accessories such as speakers and power chargers that form part of the ecosystem around iPods, iPads and iPhones, without an adapter.”
We have already seen many leaked images of the parts of next-gen iPhone and iPad mini. These images clearly show that the next-gen iPhone will surely have a smaller dock connector. According to other sources, Apple’s next-gen iPhone will be introduced at the end of September or start of October.
Do you believe on smaller dock idea?