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Next iPhone dock connector pics reveal 16-pin unit, 7.6mm case thickness measured

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Next iPhone dock connector pics reveal 16-pin unit, 7.6mm case thickness measured
The next iPhone 5 part that leaked from the sources who already showed us a number of components, including a motherboard, and renders that are supposed to be of Apple's sixth generation iPhone, is the dock connector.

The part shows why there was a rumor recently of an 8-pin connector. It is actually a 16-pin one, as opposed to the current 30-pin, and has 8 pins on each side, for a total of 16. This is said to be the new norm for Apple's iOS devices, while Cupertino is supposed to provide an adapter of sorts, so it doesn't render your current accessories obsolete with the iPhone 5.

In addition, Chinese newspaper scans show what is claimed to be an iPhone 5 case, measured with calipers, showing 7.6mm thickness - a number that has been bandied about for a while by analysts.


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posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:10 12

3. ios_royally (banned) (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Shut up and take my money!!

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 10:10 3

31. Mightymack (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


So what happens to all of the docks and stereos etc that everyone bought with the 30-pin connector?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 10:18

32. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


He won't respond, he was banned. :)

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 10:44 4

34. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I've read rumours that Apple will include dock adapters in the box with the new phone. Even if they don't, I'm sure all accessory manufacturers will be selling them.

Might not look pretty but at least they'll still work.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:22 2

42. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


all the 30 pin dock connectors have usb connector on the other side, there aren't any stereos etc with 30 pin connectors.....as for the accessories like a power adapter, the new iphone will come with a 16 pin power adapter and you can also use the older ones as the market will be flooded with 30pin-to-16pin cables

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 12:49 1

46. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i dont understand how he got banned when somebody said this same thing in the LEGO ANDROID article...

this site is becoming ridiculous man...

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 13:56 1

49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No one says that he was banned because of this comment!

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 01:45 2

56. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Nothing wrong with the comment!

However, we do not allow double registration; this is the second registration of a user, who is currently temporally banned (1 week not allowed to post).

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:24 6

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Well let's hope Apple's iPhone 5 is something "NEW". I really feel like Apple needs something new & fresh, just like the iPhone 4 was back in 2010. If it at all resembles the iPhone 4 then it's a FAIL.

Android now is a big as a tsunami & Apple really needs something to set it self apart or the tidal wave that is Android will engulf it.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:37 5

7. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


the ipod touch 4g has a very cool design, if apple manages to make something like that for the iphone with premium materials, then it will be really good.....today, the white lumia 900 is the best looking phone in the world..........apple will be the most popular phone even if the design isn't very different , just like, the htc one x is so beautiful but people prefer the samsung galaxy s3, i think that people who want a good android phone should buy the htc one x

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:53 2

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I can agree with that. I just don't want to see a bigger 4 inch iPhone 4, that's all. Even nice cutting edge designs can get played out.

The iPhone 4 was something fresh & new but now it would only be more of the same. It will be old & boring, definitely NOT what Apple needs.

+1

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 08:03 3

11. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


yes, i agree with you....apple used the same design for two years because they wanted to make full use of it, now its 2 years old, so i think they should change it now

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 10:34 3

33. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


easier said than done. If they want to continue using their external antenna and glass body, it has to remain somewhat similar.

As long as there are some notable differences in maybe style, color, etc; it'll be fine. But if all they do is increase the size of the iPhone and nothing else, then that would be annoying.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:16 3

39. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


its not the first time that anyone is changing the design of a phone......the iphone 4 had a newer when compared to the 3gs....the new iphone is said to use metal(maybe aluminium) on the back so it will look different

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 21:17

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 10617; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wowwww what an awesome statement. Not!

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:25

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5624; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Add in the metal chassis (for ground), and you get to a total of 17 'pins'. I wonder what Apple has done with the space gained? Part of the new space went to the 3.5 mm headphone jack, but what was the rest used for? Stereo speakers? Anyone care to speculate?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:44 2

8. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


actually, when you change the design of a phone from the outside, you have to redesign everything inside as well, so its not like they have made some space for a particular reason, they might have redesigned it to add more components and better components than the iphone 4s....the longer screen also needs a bigger battery....even 1mm space is very important for any smartphone in the world

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 08:10 1

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5624; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The 'new' battery that is leaking has only marginally more capacity than the current one powering the 4S (what is gained in length, is given back in reduced thickness). Still wondering what the space gained by compressing the 30 pin connector is going to be used for.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 08:16 2

14. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


thats not the new iphone's battery, its just fake.....they might have used the space to make the phone thinner by arranging the components in a different way or maybe they used it for an nfc chip

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 08:37

16. Aeires (unregistered)


I don't think it is either, but if the phone is 7.6mm, the battery will likely suffer. Add in LTE and things start to unravel.

Then again, there are never this many leaks so who knows that Apple has ready to unveil?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:02 2

19. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


they have redesigned the phone, there would have been some space had they used the older design,a thinner phone indicates that they have upgraded and rearranged all the components.....you should ask about the space left out by the dock connector if they use the same design, the newer design won't have any space allotted for the older dock connector so stop thi

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:05 1

21. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


they have redesigned the phone, there would have been some space had they used the older design,a thinner phone indicates that they have upgraded and rearranged all the components.....you should ask about the space left out by the dock connector if they use the same design, the newer design won't have any space allotted for the older dock connector so stop thinking about it....the new phone will have a bigger battery, a thinner phone won't effect the battery because the new iphone is long, so they can use a longer battery

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:14

23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5624; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


You might be onto something with LTE. The top and bottom seems to be where the antennas get placed. LTE is a new development for this edition, so LTE could be what the added space gets used for.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 10:53 2

36. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


the LTE will replace the 3G antennas on the sides, the new antenna will have the same size and shape as the 3g antenna so the space isn't being used for that......as i have already said, the design is different so there would have been no space allotted for the 30 pin dock connector in the newer design, thats it.......the newer components would be different, the size would be different, everything would be different inside the phone, its not just the dock connector, the other components will also be smaller and make more space, thats what you gotta do to add newer stuff and features and to reduce the thickness of the phone, the newer phone is expected to have aluminium on the back so the requirements will be different when compared to the iphone 4s design which has glass on both the sides

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:54 6

10. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


is this really innovation?
:-(

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 08:12 2

13. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


i know why they do this... so that u cant use old charger if new once broke , forcing you to buy new one

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 08:16 2

15. tmcr7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


New pin = opportunity for selling overpriced adaptors =more money spent by iFans= more money in Apple execs pockets

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:10

22. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5624; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Meh. Expect Apple to release a converter adapter to enable the 30 pin cables to work with the new form factor, just like what was done for the new MacBooks. Sure, there will be some requirements for upgrades, but it is not going to result in wholesale obsolescence. Apple is greedy, not stupid.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 08:46 1

18. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Still baffled that Apple wouldn't go with the easier and cheaper solution of the Micro USB.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:04

20. darryl12132 (Posts: 22; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


im kinda excited for the new iphone but all these rumors are getting annoying.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:20 1

25. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Recycled news. Frankly who cares how many pin iphobe has. standard is mini USB. World leading phone "Android" uses mini USB. So why big news with iPhobe pin? Been talked about over and over. Just sayin.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:25 1

43. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Actually it is Micro USB... but we get your point. .

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:25 4

26. kabukijoe (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Sounds like a strategy to make everyone go re-buy their iProduct comapatable devices. They really are "changing everything"... at your expense of course.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:26 3

44. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


From that perspective.... I guess you are right by Apple "Changing Everything Again"! +1 for pointing that fact out.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 10:51 3

35. Savage (unregistered)


Coming from a moderate iOS and Android user, I didn't expect much from Apple. It's design may be old, still it looks good hence I don't believe Apple needs to change it. What I am concerned about its hardware and software. As iOS 6 was disappointing in bringing anything new in the market, I hope Apple releases a killer, new usable feature, not just some jumped up beta version of an app. The hardware better be nothing less than a quad-core. Apple needs to compete with Android too, not just its predecessors. As these iPhone design leaks are mostly looking the same, I have no complain regarding it. I don't care if Apple uses any different type of connector or not because I rarely use anything else rather than the company adapter.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:22 1

41. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


If Apple is so worried about the space inside device (rumors about the nano SIM tray and now this connector), why just don't use micro USB ? But it seems that apple cares more about profit than about free space inside the device.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 12:49

47. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


For more proprietary that Apple came up with or made and that would makes Android 10x popularity. Because people are getting tire of to keep up their sh!t.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:55

51. fistigons (Posts: 262; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


With each pin having a specific function, would this newer connector be able to be inputted upside down?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:59

52. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm pretty sure that no.

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