8-pin dock connector confirmed in a photo of parts alleged for the next iPhone and the iPad Mini
0. phoneArena 20 Aug 2012, 05:30 posted on
This current leak that eventually solves the pin mystery, also contains two purported headphone jack assemblies for the smaller iPad Apple is about to release, which come in black and white, suggesting at least two different designs or a change in design during the way. They also signify that the iPad Mini might be closer to the iPod touch design than the larger iPad, as suggested numerous times so far, judging from the close proximity of the headphone jack and the connector...
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1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
So why is this important...
Anyways i know why apple wants to put a diffrent dock conencter....
so when the one that was in the box breaks , you cant use ur old one ... forcing you to buy a new one
3. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
or you could call customer service and have them replace it for free :)
5. -box- (Posts: 3973; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Apple should go to the MicroUSB standard. Pretty much everyone else has....
4. andro. (Posts: 1990; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
A lot of new charger and dock accessories are going to have to be bought,accessory manufacturers must be grinning greedily!
6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4177; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I thought Apple was going to put an adapter in the box with the new iPhone? So you can still use it with the old connectors.
7. vanbell88 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)
These 8pin connectors was a pain! They are indeed reversible but they easily get frayed! Good thing, I got a replacement cable. Saw this deal for 40% off and I took advantage of it.