Smaller 19-Pin Dock Connector Confirmed for the Next iPhone?
Apple is confirmed to be replacing the current 30-pin port on the iPhone with a new smaller 19-pin port, according to TechCrunch.
The new port, partially shown in this Mobilefun post as well as in this video, is similar in size to the Thunderbolt port available on many MacBook devices but I've been told by three independent manufacturers that the pin-out will be different.
This smaller connector has been reported by several other sources and purported parts for the next generation device have also shown a smaller opening for the port.
Three independent manufacturers all agreed that the 19-pin dock port is in the works and many accessory manufacturers are facing an uneasy few months as they wait for official news of the standard to be announced.