iOS 6 Reveals New Dock Connector to Have 9 Pins?

Posted August 7, 2012 at 8:33pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8560 views

References in iOS 6 may have revealed that the rumored mini dock connector for the next iPhone may have 9 pins as opposed to 19 or 8 as previously thought.

In late July, Reuters reported that new iPhone would feature a 19-pin dock connector. Then last week iLounge issued a report saying the dock connector would have just 8 pins.

Today, 9to5Mac says they've found references in iOS 6 that seem to indicate it will actually be a 9-pin connector.

We discovered a possible reference to a 9-pin dock connector in the iOS 6 beta. The reference comes as a new iOS hardware feature called "9Pin," so we're assuming this has to do with the dock connector. Obviously, there is no way to be 100% about this.

Notably, the reference is in a part of the OS that details general hardware features for iOS devices. This is taken to mean that Apple will be implementing the smaller connector for than just the iPhone.

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Ajg - August 9, 2012 at 3:41am
So 9 pins just like a USB 3.0 cable? That would make life better!!!
@S_Lacertosa - August 7, 2012 at 11:06pm
It would be very awesome if it's magnetic like TE MacBooks
Marty - August 7, 2012 at 9:42pm
Right on! You cares if it has one pin? Move along nothing here.
Dribble - August 7, 2012 at 9:22pm
Are we really obsessing over the amount of pins the connector has? 8, 9, 18...is this what's important? I find it hard to get wrapped up in a difference of one pin even for an Apple fan. If its smaller, fine. If not, my life will go on. If they don't change it at all, I think I will manage to find a little more meaning for my life other than obsessively scrolling through this blog.
mr_nismo - August 7, 2012 at 10:05pm
I think your missing the point, the significance is not that there is 1 pin difference to a previous rumour. The significance is that there appears to be something tangible that may be backing up the general rumour of a smaller dock connector. I just hope that this doesn't mean all the other rumors are true. I was expecting much more from "Steve's last iPhone"!
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