Apple's New Sync Cable Connector to be the Same Size as a Micro USB Cable?
Newly released images help compare what appears to be a Micro-USB cable with the rumored smaller 9-pin dock connector Apple is said to be deploying with the next-generation iPhone. The side-by-side comparison shots from French blog, nowhereelse.fr
, help show that the two components share almost identical dimensions.
One strange thing discovered in the photos is the fact that the paraphernalia is from Chinese electronics firm, MEIZU, however the source said to not “pay attention to [that] detail,” adding that the alleged part in question is in fact a legitimate Apple product. As seen in the images, the purported 9-pin format appears to be nearly identical in size to the Micro USB plug, although Apple’s part seems to be slightly longer and thinner.
According to the source, the supposed new plug will feature a layout that has eight pins exposed on either side of a metal shell which serves as the ninth contact. This allows for orientation-independent use which is something that may please many users, allowing users to no longer have to make sure that the connector is right side up when inserting it into an iOS device.
We’ll find out what’s true and what’s not soon enough though as Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone this week at a September 12 special event.