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Next generation iPhone cable with smaller connector spotted

23 August, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Next generation iPhone cable with smaller connector spotted - read the full textWe have seen images of the next generation iPhone in the past using a smaller version of the 30-pin dock connector that Apple has been using for so long. Now we have a photograph of a cable that goes perfectly with this new port, and it comes courtesy of a Twitter account that belongs to Jack...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-24 01:03 from PWng - click to readTell that to Samsung Galaxy Tab propriety connector too. sigh...

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  • 2012-08-24 08:14
  • IV8U

Apple have a lot of time using the 30-pin connector, it's not bad to change once in a while. Things change, just look at the MiniUSB and the MicroUSB.

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  • 2012-08-24 05:29
  • PHyx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-23 13:49 from TkEL - click to readMHL Cable? That is a HDMI Output via Micro USB... And there are a lot of docks using micro usb... People talk about limitations from years ago. Now you can use everything over USB and acting like you definetly need a 30 pin connector is plain simple a fanboyism thing, nothing more.

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  • 2012-08-24 05:08
  • LYbs

> In reply to iMagnetonz @ 2012-08-24 03:59 from PZwu - click to readDon't worry. In no time China will come up with that solution.

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  • 2012-08-24 04:01
  • vaP5

I hope they would bring the iadapter to convert mini to original connection. =P

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  • 2012-08-24 03:59
  • PZwu

interesting fact the eu made it a std or asked all phone company to make micro usb a std so we didnt need to a buy a thousand or so cables. nice that apple does its own thing again!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2012-08-24 02:20
  • PIdr

> In reply to droid_master @ 2012-08-23 18:13 from TgBH - click to readIf every mobile phone companies have their own connector design, what will happen to us as end users?

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  • 2012-08-24 01:03
  • PWng

It is quite clear that since they are not selling phones like before they want to make money by any psbl ways, so selling us$ 10 each cable and than conectors, and other acc this will be a new biz for them

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  • 2012-08-24 00:03
  • Pu$g

Since these guys are not selling much phones like before anymore they want to sell these stupid cables to make money and they dont understand that they keep killing harmony and peace of this world

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  • 2012-08-23 23:57
  • Pu$g

15mil adapters x 10USD =????? apple are u hungry?

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  • 2012-08-23 23:12
  • 3xMF

its really idiotic not to go with micro usb like rest of the world... expecially because battery cant last a day...

oh well... fanboys will still like it =P

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  • 2012-08-23 22:24
  • akv7

The Incompatibility is a liberal mechanism for the creation of needs to make money. Where is ecologi in this. God blesse Appel.

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  • 2012-08-23 22:04
  • pfhI

Let Apple create its own world. Lets enjoy freedom which Android always offer...

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  • 2012-08-23 21:52
  • K7gS

> In reply to droid_master @ 2012-08-23 18:13 from TgBH - click to readhaving all accessories purchased for the last decade being rendered obsolete is something to care about. thinking otherwise is the equivalent of being an environmental terrorist. xman

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  • 2012-08-23 21:05
  • DIx8

Will be a huge mistake not to have a latching mechanism - try charging it in a moving vehicle...

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  • 2012-08-23 19:14
  • nE58

It's 16 pins, 8 pins on each side

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  • 2012-08-23 18:42
  • IyM@

i wonder if that cable dock connector can be use as a universal, i mean, same way as with the Nokia devices. different phones, same charger connectors. for example, my N9's micro usb charger could also be used to charge my portable wifi. i hope so. we'll definitely have answers in a few weeks time.

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  • 2012-08-23 18:32
  • 7X2c

Apple should be able to design proprietary port extended from micro USB for, just like USB 3.0 port can be used with micro USB 2.0 cable. Then iDevice charging still can be done using micro USB charger.

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  • 2012-08-23 18:25
  • vfxa

> In reply to tme @ 2012-08-23 17:15 from MbtT - click to readWhich you will pay to get from apple!

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  • 2012-08-23 18:24
  • mp%H

> In reply to TizenMeeGo Takeover @ 2012-08-23 15:32 from jxxN - click to readMaybe Apple thinks that using micro USB can confuse consumers that iPhones to be similar to Samsung Galaxy phones.

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  • 2012-08-23 18:18
  • vfxa

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