Next iPhone to Have 8-Pin Not 19-Pin Dock Connector, Bluetooth 4 Link

Posted August 1, 2012 at 2:13pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 20704 views

A new report from iLounge is claiming that the next iPhone will have an 8-pin dock connector rather than the 19-pin connector previously rumored.

According to two sources, Apple's new Dock Connector features only 8 pins, seemingly contradicting claims of "16-pin" and "19-pin" connectors. Although the original Dock Connector contained 30 pins, reports of 16- or 19-pin connectors seemed hard to square with the port's small size and Apple's actual need for additional pins beyond what USB/Micro-USB offer. No images or parts for the connector have leaked out, either. Both of our sources concur that there are eight pins in a line within the new Dock Connector, which may well receive a different name going forward.

One of their sources also claims that the new connector can be oriented in either direction similar to the MagSafe connector.

Apple is also said to be working on a new feature that would act as a bridge between Bluetooth 4 devices. This would allow you to view iMessages from your iPhone on your iPod nano, record iPod voice memos that could be shared to the iPhone, or even make iPhone calls from the iPad.

This report follows a previous one from the site offering new details about the release of the next iPhone and iPad mini.

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Jefuqs Jones - August 8, 2012 at 8:08pm
This is the surprise behind the new dock connector (called Bridge connector) :
J. - August 3, 2012 at 4:30am
Previous post was for audio. For charging how hard would it be for those Chinese to make a new cigarette lighter car adapter. Like seriously!
J. - August 3, 2012 at 4:28am
Umm, RCA Aux 3.5" Cables anyone?
Wizard - August 2, 2012 at 4:41pm
See what they did from MagSafe to MagSafe 2 with that adapter that allows you to use MagSafe on MagSafe 2? Well so why not? Apple may give the green light to change the size of the dock? We shall wait and see
Joe - August 2, 2012 at 2:10pm
Guys don't forget the FireWire to USB charging switch apple made a few years back. That left a lot of cars with iPod/iPhone integration (including my GL450) high and dry till Scosche started making adapters. So it's not too far fetched that apple might indeed change the connector on the iPhone 5.
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