From a recent report, Apple new iPhone 5 will be using a 19-pin connector instead of the 30-pin
The new connector could allow phone to be thinner and enables the magnetic cables.
The patent office in the US has given Apple a patent right for what is thought to be the new dock connector on the coming iPhone. It is believed that Apple will change the charging port for its fifth version of its iPhone, being expected later aromund December.
The company is known to make sure of all finishes and avoiding fluffs of all its products before launches.
Unfortunately for Apple loyalists, the new iPhone design will mean changing all your peripherals, like the speaker docks, unless adapters are released to market.
The new port on the new iPhone looks very similar to micro USB, a phoenomenon agreed by all phone manufacturers, but it is ulikely that Apple will be consenting to this standard, despite the EU efforts to get all phone companies to use the same type of cable.
The Apple’s version is coming in a triangular shape, placed at one end, this will enable users to stop plugging in the wrong way round.
A similar concept may come to the Mac, the FireWire port which is used to transfer raw video footage and large size files at high speed.
The patent office granted the patent for: ‘A power adapter for a peripheral device such as portable electronics device.
‘The power adapter includes a housing that contains electrical components associated with the power adapter.
‘The power adapter also includes a data port provided at a surface of the housing. The data port is configured to provide external power to the peripheral device.’
iPhone users is already gettin worried about buying another accessories working with the phone.
Docking stations that play music stored on iPhones and runs in hundreds of pounds, may become inactive as will old chargers. All the previous and present iPhones had been making use of the 30-pin connector both for power and accessories
Apple recruited some experts early this year, that will work out the new connector, during the recruitment advert, it was added, ‘This will often involve adaptation of existing connectors or complete new designs.’