31 Jul '12, 7pm

Getting the iPhone 5? You might want to know about this one significant design upgrade: #apple #iphone #ios #technews

Getting the iPhone 5? You might want to know about this one significant design upgrade: #apple #iphone #ios #technews

Starting with the iPhone 5 (slated to be released this October), Apple will drop its wide connector and start going with a smaller one instead. Apple will reduce its 30-pin port down to a 19-port instead with the launch of the iPhone 5. (Via: geardiary.com ) As opposed to the proprietary 30-pin port that Apple gadget users are familiar with, the company will switch over to a 19-pin connector port to make room for the long-rumored and horribly-kept-secret shift of having the device’s earphone port moved to the base of the device. What this means for the industry The immediate impact of this move is that the new phone will not be able to connect with accessories like speakers and power charges without an adaptor. For the industry that makes these accessories, however, this means new business. “It represents an opportunity for accessory vendors,” Pete Cunningham, a London-bas...

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