Apple might switch to 9-pin dock connector, iOS 6 beta reveals

Apple might switch to 9-pin dock connector, iOS 6 beta reveals
Something that all iPhone 5 rumors agree on is that the smartphone's next iteration will have a smaller dock connector. What that will look like and how it will connect to the device, however, is not exactly clear. Some sources claim that a redesigned 19-pin connector will be used, while others point at a possible 8-pin interface. Yet now it seems that neither of these speculations got the magic number right.

According to evidence found in the latest iOS 6 beta version – the same one, in which the YouTube has gone AWOL, the next iPhone model will use a 9-pin dock connector. The clue backing up that claim is a piece of code that makes a reference to support for 9-pin interface, or so it is believed.

Of course, the interpretation of that code string could be wrong, but at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter how many pins the new connector will have. What's more important is that the port and connector are most likely getting smaller, which will free up precious space inside the device itself. That should make hardware engineers more than happy as they'll be able to stuff more circuitry inside the smartphone think new chips, antennas, and the likes.

How smaller the new Apple connector really is should be revealed in about a month's time. If rumors are to be trusted, Apple is hosting an event on September 12, during which the iPhone 5 and even the rumored iPad mini could be unveiled.

source: 9to5Mac

iOS 6 beta code appears to contain a reference to a 9-pin dock connector

iOS 6 beta code appears to contain a reference to a 9-pin dock connector


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11 Comments

1. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

whats a big deal if its 6, 8 or 19 pins connector untill it does its job of connecting ? everyday there is a news related to this stupid iConnector yuck. The best connector is universal mini usb connector.

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

wrong android phones use micro usb

4. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Micro*

2. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

ok.. what will be the buzz of the new iphone? please tell me? i like the apple device but not that a big fan!

6. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

what kind of a question is that?

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The big news here is still the fact that 'Youtube has gone AWOL'. Let's see, no YouTube App and no Adobe Flash; I guess you'll be listening to a whole lotta' music on that thing, hence and therefore, a great "Music Player". Me' thinks that Android activations are going to be upto 300 million in Q4 once this new iDud gets released. Wager, anyone?

7. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lets stick to the subject bud...

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Awwwwwwhh........ What's wrong? "Little Johnny" a 'wittle soar and doesn't want to Face'time weAliTy?

9. yingcong6

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

If apple change the dock connector, it goves hard time to the accessory manufacturers.

10. yingcong6

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

"gives"

11. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

No apple is changing the connector port not only to create more space internally but to make sales a s**t ton off new accessories. think of all the people that have recycled they're ihomes and such with every single iphone and iPod that have come out. now this puts all these users in a position tspend more money on a new ihome with the latest connector por. which means more money for apple. because 1 these accessory companies are making money off sales of the iPhone and apple is making money because of all these little accessory companies marketing they're stuff being made for.iPhone. they are so smart. its obvious this what they are doing.

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