Latest speculation: Next Apple iPhone to have 8 pin dock connector

Latest speculation: Next Apple iPhone to have 8 pin dock connector
Is this an 8 or 19 pin dock connector on the rumored prototype of the next Apple iPhone?

Is this an 8 or 19 pin dock connector on the rumored prototype of the next Apple iPhone?

With prior speculation calling for the 30 pin dock connector on current versions of the Apple iPhone to drop to a 19 pin connector on the next model, the latest rumor has the next iteration of the smartphone carrying an even smaller number of pins. Two sources for iLounge say that the next version of the Apple iPhone will be carrying an 8 pin dock connector. According to the sources, the dock will allow the user to connect to docks and cables in two orientations, similar to the MagSafe charger design used on Apple's MacBook computers. Because many accessories already on the market are already compatible with the 30 pin design, Apple will most likely offer an adapter with the newest model of its smartphone.

One of the sources also claims that a previously unannounced feature in iOS 6 will act as a bridge for all Bluetooth 4 capable devices in Apple's lineup. If true, you could be able to make phone calls from an Apple iPod, or display iMessages received by an iPhone over a future Apple iPod nano. Last year, Apple joined the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors. That gives the Cupertino crew the ability to help set standards and licensing. Last year's launch of the Apple iPhone 4S introduced the company's first handset with Bluetooth 4.0

source: iLounge via AppleInsider

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39 Comments

1. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

just cant wait for the iphone 5, its high time now.

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If only to end the speculation. Also, not to call you out specifically because a lot of people do it, but I don't understand why people are calling it the "iPhone 5." It's not even the 5th iPhone model, it's the 6th.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly

10. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

i agree to u, but the thing is that people all over the world are w8ing for the iphone "5" which will have all new design and new features , which was supposed to be launched last year, but unfortunately didn't. and now it's been more then two years and this iphone 5 is at its full hype.

22. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

From what we've seen in the leaked images the next iPhone will look exactly the same as the 4S, it will just be a little longer.http://www.phonearena.com/news/New-photos-show-leaked-iPhone-5-parts-fully-assembled_id32789#6-

25. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

these are not the offiial press realease from apple, now dont teme you didn't knw that !?

30. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I would be willing to bet that this is what the new iPhone will look like. Do you really think Apple changes their design?

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Do you really think..." FAIL.

32. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

dont you think iphone 4 was different as compare to iphone 2g and iphone 3gs?

34. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Not really, they look the same from the front. All Apple really did was remove the curved back and make it flat.

37. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

That's not much of a difference.http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare-iphones/

38. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

you know the biggest icatching thing in iphone is its front, which makes it differnt from other fones, honestly i dont want them to change it , just lil cosmetic change is ok. but not drastic. i like it. and others also.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Why not just use USB ? Apple only cares about the money they'll get by selling this as an overcharged accessory...

3. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

USB pin = no profit from selling the cables. " Apple Focuses on Great Products Not Profits" - Jonathan Ive

23. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

And have the third-party accessory manufacturers pay Apple a surmountable amount of license fees if they want to manufacture and sell adapters that are proprietary and patented? This is the reason why Apple will never put widely used mini-USB adapters (that the industry uses) on their iDevices... Just shows the greed of this company

39. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

And they will call the new 8 pin dock "revolutionary" lol

4. bachelorrn0121

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

the reason is for overpriced accessory. in this case you need to buy new instead using accessory from your old iphone

5. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

only low end brain don't know the answer

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

My question was just a rhetorical since I have answered it in the same comment. :P

14. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

you edited your post... it only showed the question first.... :-P

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

After someone post, you can't edit it. :P

27. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

micro usb sucks/ i got my wireless charger for my sg3 cause every micro usb charger starts to get loose and failes after a while.on my ipad and iphone i never had a problem with the conecter. my cords did fail at the joint where the ruber wiould start to break apart. apple does there own conecter i think because there far superior than usb of any kind.

33. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I have never had a problem with micro USB maybe you're just too rough with it or keep buying the cheap Chinese knockoffs

35. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Simple, if they go USB they lose the exclusive compatibility to a million of accessories made for the iPhone/ iPad/iPod and not just no name accessories brands like Bose, JBL, Sony, you name it when any of these guys have made any accessory micro USB ready? Sure they have the audio aux but you need a nasty cable, that's why, just my 2 cents.

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

This new connector will make all the others (before it) iObsolete. Yaaaay, Apple gives us all another valiD reason to upgrade.

11. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

dont panic there will be an accessorie to connect the old iphones with new gadgets. stay calm

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So, plus one more accessory, nice strategy to earn more...

13. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Sorry, you have been miSiNformed; eveyone will have to buy the "new" iPhone 4S (continued). As well as, new Bose Speaker dock; composite TV Out cable set; Brookstone Desk Clock / Charger; MiNi Food iProccesor with iCradle; etc....

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Even better... LOL :D Good luck for iPhone lovers. ;)

26. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

android fan ?

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