Speculations about the release of the new iPhone 5 this autumn has been going on for some time.
A recent unconfirmed story by Reuters, reports that the new iPhone will sport a 19-pin dock connector instead of the existing 30-pin connector found in the existing iPhone and other iOS devices. This new dock connector will enable to make space for a 3.5 mm headphone jack which is said to be under the phone. Earlier iPhones had it on top.
This isn’t the first time rumors are about the smaller dock connector of the new iPhone is reported. iMore.com, earlier this year said that Apple is working for a “micro dock”, which will be implemented in their future products, possibility debuting in the latest iPhone or iPhone 5.
However, if Apple goes with the 19-pin connector, this can be both a blessing and a burden for iOS users and accessories makers. Companies that make chargers, speakers, docking stations and other peripherals for Apple’s products will get the chance to sell freshly designed accessories. But as the older models will still be on sale, companies have still have to supports those devices having 30-pin docks for years on end.
Now, for the existing accessories, users have to buy an adapter to connect their new iPhone that is if Apple makes one available. That’s not it, if adapters were available; consumers have to a separate for every accessory they have or rather had to carry one around. So the 19-pin connector may get a little messy here.
Nevertheless, the dock thing isn’t the big case here. In anticipation of the new iPhone model, analysts predict that, existing iPhone sales and profits may be dipped to lowest rates in two years, as consumers are holding out for the greatest and latest products, according to Bloomberg. The rumored iPhone 5 is said to have a 4 inch display as well as support for 4G/LTE networks.
Seems like iPhone fans know very well what they are waiting for.