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

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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3. ios_royally

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Shut up and take my money!!

31. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

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

32. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

34. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

42. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

46. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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...

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

56. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 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).

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

7. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

11. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

33. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

39. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowwww what an awesome statement. Not!

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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?

8. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

14. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

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?

19. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

21. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

23. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

36. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 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

10. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

is this really innovation? :-(

13. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

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

15. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

18. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

20. darryl12132

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

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

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