iLounge recently reported that the "new connector will feature other design innovations, potentially including the ability to be connected to docks and cables in either orientation (like MagSafe)."
Nowehereelse.fr today posted the photo seen below that shows a metal ring on the inside of the port appearing to corroborate this prediction.
References in iOS 6 may have revealed that the mini dock connector has 9 pins as opposed to 19 or 8 as previously thought.
Take a look...
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