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Originally Posted by sea.envy i am very thankful that my happiness isn't tied to the size of my phone's plug. +1. I only have just the iPhone and an iPad...
06-20-2012, 08:36 PM #21
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06-20-2012, 09:12 PM #23
i would personallynot like it to be smaller. i would rather they use that extra room in the 30pin to make it charge faster
06-20-2012, 09:17 PM #24
Do u know that even current 30-pin connector has 3 pins (or 2, if u count out common pin) for audio? that's how most dock speaker work. And both iPhone &iPod touch (with jack on the bottom) does work with those. Same thing when change to 19-pin, they will still have audio pin (maybe dynamic pins, can used for both audio and data).
Anyway, what 14u2nv said is dead correct. With complete new design, why bother about old stuff!?
06-20-2012, 09:20 PM #25
Whatever happened to the brave new world we were seeing a year or two ago, the one with wireless charging pads? And why not use BT for earbuds/headsets and do away with all wires. That would be a worthy step forward.
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06-20-2012, 09:32 PM #26
06-20-2012, 09:50 PM #27
Enjoy wasting more money on apple adapters fanboi's, apple is good at one thing, taking your money.
06-20-2012, 10:19 PM #28
06-20-2012, 11:00 PM #29
I dock my iPhone at work and like to listen to music while docked, so switching the headphone jack to the bottom makes me very unhappy. When the phone is on a desk or in a pocket it really doesn't matter which side has the jack, so I can't see a single reason to change it to the bottom (nor have I seen any put forth in any threads like this one).
The port on the back of docks isn't a solution either, and anybody who's actually taken the time to try it would immediately know why. Whether it's an official Apple dock or just about any third-party dock, the 'headphone' jack on the back is not a headphone jack, it's an auxiliary output (line out) jack meant to connect to a powered stereo system. When docked, the iPhone cannot control the outgoing volume to the dock's line-out jack; it's always at maximum. So unless you want to listen to your music at maximum volume or you have an expensive pair of headphones with its own volume control, you can't really use the dock's line-out jack for headphones.
Unless they specifically change the line-out jack on all new docks to a true headphone jack, docking the new iPhone won't be feasible if you want to listen to music via headphones at the same time. And I really don't see that jack changing from line-out to headphone-out given that current docks all have it the way it is for a reason.
iPod Touch users are already SOL over this with current docks. A co-worker recently bought a universal dock on a great sale for his Touch and was pretty disappointed to learn that he couldn't use it to listen to music the way I use mine. I don't blame him; having the headphone jack on the bottom serves no useful purpose and removes the capability of listening via headphones while docked.
Hopefully the rumor isn't true and all the worry is for nothing.
06-21-2012, 12:30 AM #30
Looks like it could be a micro USB port as well. I personally think it's too thin (port opening) to be a thunderbolt port. Just my opinion.
06-21-2012, 01:44 AM #31
As a DJ it makes sense finally for them to do this to the iPhone.
For an observation simply place your phone in your pocket and examine the port placement at the bottom.
Maybe not for everyone or will take a bit of getting used to fanboys out there, but for someone who spends half of what a new iPhone 4S cost on headphones (Dr. Dre Detox Lim. Edt. DJ BEATS) not only you but your cord and physical jack assembly will appreciate this new feature (less stress on internal components) if it is, in fact true. Time will tell, right?
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06-21-2012, 02:40 AM #32
Happy that apple will not make a smaller pin dock connector so I can used one cable in all apple idevice
06-21-2012, 03:56 AM #33
Neat, I'm in favor of this idea. The big connector of my iPod Touch USB cable always used to get snagged everywhere. Hopefully they'll make some improvements to the shielding of the cable, the white skin of it always comes off after a while leaving the internal wiring bare.
I might consider getting an iPhone 5 to replace my HTC Desire.
06-21-2012, 06:14 AM #34
Assume there will be some sort of adapter like with the new magsafe 2. Otherwise, there are going to be a lot of pissed off consumers.
06-21-2012, 06:38 AM #35
it will be a micro USB, to coincide with the EU law that all phone after 2012 must have one.
Its A LAW! so they cant have something else, unless there going to have two different phone one for American & another for every where else.
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06-21-2012, 06:43 AM #36
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06-21-2012, 10:06 AM #38
i guess the next iphone might end up being just a taller iphone with better camera but same iphone 4/4s design total BS. Why dont they apply the ipad 2/ new ipad design on to the next iphone with the nice curves and style with aluminum back now that would be called a redesign and no need to change dock connector then. I prefer to have the best of both worlds a redesign and better insides not just better insides. Apple redesigns the iphone every 2 years pretty much with the exception of the original iphone to iphone 3g. I guess if the next iphone is just a taller iphone 4/4s then i have to wait 3 years to get a redesign i guess or 4 years
06-21-2012, 10:20 AM #39
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06-21-2012, 11:30 AM #40
Just make the damn thing fatter so you can put a decent battery in it! That's all I care about. It's too thin as it is.