First Wall Street Journal,Techcrunch than BGR and Now Reuters have posted about the changing dock in the next-gen iPhone. We have heard different rumors about the many features of iPhone 5. Earlier this week, a famous technology blog, BGR posted that next-gen iPhone will have 1 GB Ram, Redesigned body, NFC technology and LTE technology and now the Reuters confirm about the smaller dock on the next-gen iPhone.
The idea of smaller dock is not a new thing; it has been discussed many times since last six months. The main purpose behind this smaller dock is to move the headphone jack to bottom, adjacent to the dock on iPhone. Currently, all iDevices have a standard 30-pin dock connector however, the iPod Touch also have the headphone jack adjacent to this dock connector. But the idea behind this smaller dock connector is probably evolved from the mini-USB port which is extensively being used in Android phones and tablet.
Here’s what they posted on their blog:
“The iPhone 5, Apple’s next generation iPhone expected to go on sale around October, will come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the proprietary 30-pin port “to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom”, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
That would mean the new phone would not connect with the myriad of accessories such as speakers and power chargers that form part of the ecosystem around iPods, iPads and iPhones, without an adapter.”
However, there is another thing; Thousands of accessories are available which connects to the standard dock of iPhone. What will happen to them? Most probably, a new convertor will be available which will be able to connect the smaller dock with the standard dock on the accessory.
According to the report posted by Reuters, they have tried to talk to the Switzerland’s company which is the biggest supplier of speaker to iPhone. The company has denied to pass a comment on this statement.