Larger screen, smaller dock connector seen on cases for next Apple iPhone

Larger screen, smaller dock connector seen on cases for next Apple iPhone
With talk that the 6th generation of the Apple iPhone could be launched as soon as September, case manufacturers are already hard at work producing new models for the next version of Apple's iconic smartphone. China's TVC-Mall.com is now offering its new cases for the upcoming version of the Apple iPhone and following rumors, the case has room for a taller 4 inch screen, a smaller dock connector, and an earphone jack that is now on the bottom of the device.

Of course, the case manufacturers are rolling the dice and taking the gamble that information they use to determine the hardware specs of the new Apple iPhone are correct. That is why TVC-Mall.com has a notice by the cases that it cannot "guarantee this product can be used in iPhone 5." Besides the taller screen, smaller dock connector (rumored to have 19 pins, down from 30) and the new location for the earphone jack, the updated design of the Apple iPhone is expected to include moving the Face Time camera so that it will be centered above the screen. Leaked case designs for the new mini version of the Apple iPad confirm the smaller 19 pin dock connector.

On Tuesday, we told you that the new in-cell touchscreen technology adopted by Apple will allow for the device to come to market with a thinner touchscreen than the current model. A photo allegedly of the front plate of the new Apple iPhone confirms the taller and wider screen, which will offer a 16:9 aspect ratio. It also shows the centered Face Time camera.

While Apple has yet to introduce the phone, there is some speculation that the Cupertino based tech titan would like to release the phone in September so that sales could be accounted for in the company's fourth fiscal quarter which ends at the end of that month.

source: TVC-Mall.com via AppleInsider


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22 Comments

1. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Really hoping for sort of a different design, not just an enlarged iphone 4 and 4s.

4. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

C'mon.. this is Apple we're dealing with here. A slightly larger 4" screen IS a radical departure from their designs of the past! This should be good for another 5 years I'd say. I'm curious to see how this new connector goes over.. all of a sudden everyone that has accessories that use the old style plug has useless gadgets if they upgrade.. Once again though, this IS Apple we're dealing with here.. I fully expect most users to rush out and buy all new radios/clocks/car stereos/chargers/docks/etc

14. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am 99% sure there will be some sort of adapter made. At least a 3rd party one.

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

yup there will be clearly

8. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

IOS 6 was meant to be a huge enhancement and it turned out to be a very minor change introducing nothing more than one or two features found on rival platforms years ago,this is apple we are talking about,the new iPhone will essentially be an iPhone 4$ with a slightly bigger screen and a new charger port,nicely introducing a new range of charger accessories for frenzied ifans to buy. The origional iPhone changed very little in design up to the 3gs incarnation. It then at last changed a bit for the iPhone 4 and remained the same for the iPhone 4s

2. Ronoc039

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

So this once again confirms the iphone remains the same, the question is what groundbreaking feature will it boast?? my guess, i-nfc...

3. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

We jus gotta wait and see.

5. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

LOL.........vVat about iPod

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

when you have the most selling phone of any carrier. (soon Verizon will join) you don't have to risk much... the iphone is a pretty device even with a 2 year old design.. is a beauty people want the desing to change but most of us could care less.. just make it at least 4 inch...

15. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Verizon will join? They've carried the iphone since the 4.

7. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I still cant figure out why Apple is still holding on to their proprietary connectors? You are already screwing your exisiting accessories with new 19 pin connector.... why not just join the rest of the world and go Micro USB?

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

One reason......for money. Apple doesn't want any charger used by Sony Samsung Nokia HTC lg etc to be able to charge their phones. They want ifans to buy apple only products. EU legal directive of a micro usb charger or not apple will still refuse to comply here unfortunately

10. sudbury78

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

proud ifan here. Happy to spend the money on their products. Look forward to buying this phone and any/all accessories needed. Best company in the world, most valuable company in the world and best products in the world. Anyone else disagreeing are just bitter. Signed, Me.

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

People like you are why I don't plan on having kids... it's not fair to subject them to stuff like this. The world is a scary place these days...

16. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Or you could raise kids that don't get so easily brainwashed. That's my plan.

19. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Ya cause if you buy an iphone, you are the biggest brainwashed idiot in the world. Only people that buy android are normal. (insert sarcastic face here.)

21. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

No kids ehh? Who's baby is that in your profile pic or do you just find pics of children online and save them to your pc?

11. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

bitter???? no never that but luaghing hysterically at you yes

13. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

proud ANDROID FAN here. Happy to spend the money on their products. Look forward to buying their phones and any/all accessories needed. Best company in the world, most valuable company in the world and best products in the world. Anyone else disagreeing are just bitter. Signed, Me

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

necessary?

18. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No but fun :)

22. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Not at all. He just lacked the imagination, wit, and creativity to come up with his own come back so he decided to copy, paste, and edit.

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