Apple to Introduce a New Micro Dock Connector?

Posted February 24, 2012 at 1:34am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17179 views

Apple is reportedly planning to ditch the traditional dock connector in favor of a smaller alternative, according to iMore.

We've heard that Apple is getting ready to ditch the dock connector as it's currently sized and implemented on iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The reason isn't anything political, like a new desire to conform to an outdated micro-USB standard, but typically Apple: to save space inside the iPhone 5 for what are now more important components. /i]

iMore suggests the main reason Apple is looking at a smaller dock connector is to gain valuable internal space. Perhaps to make room for a LTE chip. Interestingly, 9to5Mac noticed that before the release of the iPhone 4S, the WSJ reported that "the company has been experimenting with features such as a new way of charging the phone".

If Apple was to design a new micro connector for the next iPhone, they could provide an adapter that would allow consumers to still use their older accessories.

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David - February 26, 2012 at 12:22pm
Apple currently has a place what Nokia had in the uk, where in any pub, house or shop 'do you have a charger' they probably do. Then Nokia introduced a new charger... And their share went down, blackberry used to have a universal fit charger, then they changed it and there share went down. I think the ease, popularity universal nature of the charger is quite an important part to a products day to day use. To change it will mess all that up.
jiggow - February 25, 2012 at 11:39pm
Is it called micro-usb? Why dont you gadget producer using the same adapter
Notch - February 24, 2012 at 6:09pm
Wireless charging will keep apple in the lead. Place the device on or near a charging pad, regardless of case, and it charges. Like my toothbrush :) Kill the connector, it's so old fashioned!
Matthew hall - February 24, 2012 at 4:56pm
Why don't they just implement a micro USB ?
Steve Jubs the Messiah - February 24, 2012 at 6:16pm
They have an adapter for that
Enigma - February 24, 2012 at 3:06pm
It is going to be a magnetic plug, like macbook series plugs
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