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07-23-2012, 01:20 PM #1
Apple Could Provide Adapters for Next Generation iPhone Dock Connector
It has been all but proven that the next generation iPhone will feature a new kind of housing case that is slightly similar to what we use now in the iPhone 4S, but with some noticeable changes. Apart from what looks like a larger screen, different speaker grilles, and port placement, the dock connector appears to have changed to a smaller design – a 19-pin connector instead of the classic 30-pin connector that Apple has used for so long in their device lineup.
The change leaves users wondering what is to become of their existing accessories for their iPhones. Since the new dock connector is reportedly smaller and shaped differently than the current generation iPhone dock connector, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that it’s going to leave a large amount of Apple’s third party accessories useless until new versions of these accessories are produced.
For users that don’t feel like shelling out large numbers of dollars out of their pocket for updated third party accessories to go with the new iPhone, good news arises from credible sources, which suggests Apple will be creating their own adapter for the new dock connector. This means users will be able to use their new iPhone with outdated third party accessories without having to upgrade to newer accessories made specifically for the supposed new dock connector.
It is also important to consider that depending on the type of accessory, the adapter may not be sufficient enough to work with it. Some accessories are so tightly molded into the bodily shape of the iPhone that there wouldn’t be any room for some kind of adapter. Use of this kind of connector by Apple would be highly subjective, but that’s not to say it would be useless. Backwards compatibility is always welcome.
Knowing Apple, the adapter would likely be sold as a separate part.
Sources: iMore via MacRumors
07-23-2012, 01:38 PM #2
07-23-2012, 01:39 PM #3
That's already a given, Apple is not going to change to a whole new standard without giving their customers an easy way to convert.
07-23-2012, 01:42 PM #4
Theres no way on earth they'll provide it for free, gurantee it'll cost at least 20 bucks.
07-23-2012, 01:45 PM #5
Um, does anyone else think this is a really bad idea?
07-23-2012, 01:54 PM #6
Well um wouldn't the device come with the cord when it is bought. I mean all the rest of the generations did.
07-23-2012, 02:13 PM #7
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07-23-2012, 02:18 PM #9
I don't like the look of the new speakers...
07-23-2012, 03:07 PM #10
mod edit; quote removed.
Second, this a good idea and bad idea, good is that it's smaller than current cord, bad all of us will have to buy the new core, not sure if it's free.
Last edited by blkcadi; 07-23-2012 at 07:53 PM.
07-23-2012, 03:19 PM #11
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07-23-2012, 03:39 PM #13
cant wait to buy one for 10 cents on amazon
07-23-2012, 03:41 PM #14
Apple's new devices always come with power cord. For those who doesn't like it, don't buy it. It's that simple.
07-23-2012, 03:43 PM #15
Is the headphone jack on the bottom!? Nnnoooooooooooooo...I freakin HATE that!!
07-23-2012, 05:48 PM #16
Ok I think this is really a stupid idea of apple if they gunna do this cuz then how u gunna use your docks/music systems with the iPhone? Your going to have to buy another one. It's gunna be a pain for costomers and the factory's that build the docks and music system but they could buy the adapter but that would still take a few bucks
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07-23-2012, 06:12 PM #17
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07-23-2012, 07:50 PM #19
I think it should be provided for free. Any accessory of an iDevice should be compatible with newer devices and if changes are made that should be accomodated by Apple. It's ridiculous but I know that Apple will for sure sell it separately. It's stupid we can't use our older accessories for a newer device like it has been since the beginning of iDevices without an adapter. We bought Apple's products before, we bought accessories for Apple products before, why the heck shouldn't we get an adapter for free. Oh well, that's Apple for ya.
07-23-2012, 08:22 PM #20