By Abdul Vahid V
Though Apple said nothing about iPhone 5 at its recent WWDC 2012, rumors are everywhere about the next gen Apple iPhone. Reports suggest that there is no chance of its launch prior to October this year, on the same pattern as iPhone 4S was introduced last year.
A latest report suggest that the next iPhone will have a smaller 19-pin dock connector instead of the typical 30-pin connector. A report by MobileFun has said that Apple has struck deals with various suppliers to get the 19-pin dock connector.
The U.K-based tech blog published some leaked graphics of the next iPhone with the new 19-pin dock connector. As per the blog, the iPhone 5 will be bigger, i.e. it will measure at 58.47mm wide, 123.83mm high and 7.6mm thin. Moreover, as predicted by other analysts, it will have a 4-inch screen and its earphone jack will be moved to the rear panel. Yet, the most exciting thing will be that it will have a new connector, which will be much smaller and will resemble a microUSB port.
Talking about the new 19-pin dock connector, TechCrunch has reported that it has independently verified the news. And it has received the update that Apple is currently working on a project to develop an innovative 19-pin dock connector for the next iPhone, which is rumored to come in October 2012. “Although the form factor and actual size are still unknown, TechCrunch has independently verified that Apple is working on adding a 19-pin port, replacing the current 30-pin port, to the new iPhone. It is a move that will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem,” says TechCrunch’s John Biggs.
As per Biggs, at least three independent manufacturers have agreed to him that the new 19-pin dock connector is in the works. “Three independent manufacturers all agreed that the 19-pin dock port is in the works and many accessory manufacturers are facing an uneasy few months as they wait for official news of the standard to be announced,” he writes.
Apple first introduced the current 30-pin dock port on its third generation iPod in 2003. Since then, the Cupertino based tech giant has been using the connector on all its devices including the iPhones. Well, the 30-pin dock connector eventually became a standard for all Apple handheld products. If the reports are true, Apple might have gone for a change to make things easier for users. Apple has always been blamed by many users for not including a microUSB port on its iPhone and iPad. That is why the tech maker would have decided to introduce a new and far comfortable 19-pin dock port for the new iPhone.
The new iPhone is hoped to be a distinct product. Many rumor have predicted that Apple is all set to launch a completely revamped iPhone as the next major version. As per MobileFun, the gadget will have much bigger speaker grilles and other new features. The rear chassis will be new with an aluminum design of two colors. Inside, the iPhone 5 will possibly have 4G LTE and the new iOS 6, which was announced at the Apple’s recent developer conference.