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Next iPhone will feature a 19-pin connector, Reuters confirms

23 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Next iPhone will feature a 19-pin connector, Reuters confirms - read the full textWe're hearing new reports about a smaller dock connector debuting on the iPhone 5 - this time courtesy of insider sources close to Reuters. While we've heard before that the next iPhone will feature a smaller dock connector this is the first time we get a sneak peek at the actual size. According to...


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New connector, new nanoSIM, what else? Do they deliberately want to make it incompatible with everything just to see how many would buy it anyway? At least the 3.5mm jack is still there, but I guess the next one will have a 27-pin nanojack?

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  • 2012-07-23 19:50
  • Mtr9

Apple just want being a unique, so it has developed its own 19 pin connector. Assembing micro-USB is not a big deal. Apple
wants not to be in common smartphone. So Apple will not have these in any means:-
-USB mass storage
-Bluetooth File Transfer
Apple has done this for strict app store. If these two service will allow then modders will easily extract any downloaded apps and make them pirated. Apple is different.
Another purpose for making 19 pin connector may be for slimmer iphone 5 and prevent from jailbreaking.

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  • 2012-07-23 19:44
  • PAXp

maybe I'm going to buy the next iPhone.,I'm not happy with Android.,they release new phones like every month and the price of that phone goes down.,it feels like my phone is getting outdated everyday.,lol.,

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  • 2012-07-23 19:32
  • v0qj

> In reply to Abs @ 2012-07-23 16:32 from v0qJ - click to readalmost all of that you already have in the 808 PureView!!! ;)

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  • 2012-07-23 19:15
  • 3vk}

I don't have an I phone. But I have a LG Optimus Black due for replacement soon. I think the headphone jack at the top has always been a louzy position. Its fine when the phone is in your pocket but when you are using the phone the wire dangles over the screen too easily when in use and you constantly have to push it back. Its ANNOYING! Also the cable bends rather sharply - gets weak over time till the little wires inside break and the headset dies. As for the move to a 19 pin connector, it keeps the exclusive factor for iphone accessories - and will probably drive down the prices of existing iphone 4 accessories since retailers and manufacturers will gradually want to clear stock. Overall I think the changes make sense. I just hope they keep it same price and then iphone 4s gets its price reduced, just like they did with ipad 2 and "the new ipad."

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  • 2012-07-23 19:13
  • 0wqU

> In reply to LOL @ 2012-07-23 18:56 from mSmC - click to readAs an Android "user" or Apple troller, if that phone will ever be released(wp8 and that spec's) you'll first drool at it and second sell everything and switch to it!
I doubt though, about the release ...

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  • 2012-07-23 19:05
  • 3RQm

Apple is going on the wilds ... One of the few iPhone options for Pureview sound recording like was the external Blue Mickey and especially for iPhone 4/ 4S the still not released Mickey Digital. Whed this gonna hit the market Apple will invent it all again and switch the old port with a different one. Brilliant!

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  • 2012-07-23 18:58
  • 3RQm

> In reply to Abs @ 2012-07-23 16:32 from v0qJ - click to readLaaaaaaaaaaaaame. As an Android user I would sooner switch to iPhone than buy a piece of floppia junkware like that.

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  • 2012-07-23 18:56
  • mSmC
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> In reply to Abs @ 2012-07-23 16:32 from v0qJ - click to readLaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame. As an Android user I would sooner switch to iPhone than to buy a piece of floppia junk like that.

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  • 2012-07-23 18:52
  • J8wH

> In reply to PeteB @ 2012-07-23 17:43 from 2xsP - click to readWhy the hell everyone comparing iPhones with GALAXY S ? I have an iPhone 4 and my brother has s2 and we are gonna upgrade for iPhone 5 and s3 soon enough, we both are happy with each device and don't compare them since the iPhone deliver what I need and the galaxy s deliver what he needs so let people decide what they want based on the hardware and software because 70% of the people know all about phones now

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  • 2012-07-23 18:50
  • Nqw5

as long as there's a usb connector on the other'll be all good lol!

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  • 2012-07-23 18:13
  • KgV%

> In reply to uh @ 2012-07-23 17:41 from vj1k - click to readBy keeping it different they can exclude other phone's accessories, meaning they get extra advertisement by having iPhone accessory shelves in shops.

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  • 2012-07-23 18:13
  • JiL5

i can't wait to see the next future iphone 5 how its gonna look like.

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  • 2012-07-23 18:04
  • P@T{

New connector, new accesories. Start saving money :)))

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  • 2012-07-23 18:02
  • 3Zay

The beginning of the end for Apple where they piss off everybody who's bought their Apple accessories and are forced into the greed box of Apple making them buy a whole new range of accessories... What utter stupidity... Just buy an Android device and use Mini USB like every other phone on the planet... The Galaxy S III is far superior anyway

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  • 2012-07-23 17:43
  • 2xsP

eeeewww,.. what is good about that 19 pin connector?... microusb is a universal connector. they should have use microusb than spending money for the development of a new connector interface, thinking that it will make them "unique". and why the heck they are still using that old iphone design? are they nuts? it even looks like a big 3gs. the os might be moving forward but the design is not. there is no innovation...

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  • 2012-07-23 17:41
  • vj1k

> In reply to androidfan @ 2012-07-23 16:18 from 4rqj - click to readLOL. can't, coz they patent a rectangular product shape with all four corners uniformly rounded.

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  • 2012-07-23 17:39
  • tR6E

> In reply to flapjack @ 2012-07-23 17:13 from qbnL - click to readThough did Motorola pioneered the use of micro-USB?

Also, the mini-USB on HTC devices were NOT compatible with those on Motorola & Blackberry.

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  • 2012-07-23 17:21
  • Hkkn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-23 15:44 from kSi% - click to read...because none of the other manufacturers ever changed charging connectors in the last 5 or 6 years...

From the following manufactuers, I've personally encountered at least:
Motorola - 4 (2 proprietary)
LG - 3 (2 proprietary)
HTC - 2 (1 proprietary, though mini-USB compatible)
Samsung - 4 (*3* proprietary)

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  • 2012-07-23 17:13
  • qbnL

I own an Android device. Not fan of the iPhone. I like iPods and MacBooks despite their price.
What's the big deal. Of course they changed the connector. It's about time. The old one used to much space. We all changed from Mini USB to Micro and the fuss was not that big.
My concern is the changing of the 3,5 jack position. I don't see it working good there> design wise.
In other concerns looks good for iOS users. I am looking forward to buying the next Nexus(hopefully with a big battery), that beeing said i don't bash Apple products because i gain nothing.. so do you.

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  • 2012-07-23 17:01
  • ms4R

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