Sources continue to support claims Apple is dropping its standard connector and going with a smaller version for the iPhone 5.
Apple’s next generation iPhone, which is expected to go on sale around October, would come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the usual 30-pin port.
According to sources on another independent Apple news site, iLounge, the new connector is said to be “closer to a pill shape”.
“It represents an opportunity for accessory vendors,” said Pete Cunningham, a London-based analyst at technology research firm Canalys.
“The iPhone connector has been a standard for a long time now and I would expect the same to be true for a new connector, should Apple change it as expected.”
Apparently, Tech blogs have been speculating the 30-pin connector would be introduced for some time now.
“Apple needs to find a solution not to disappoint their current clients who want to upgrade to the new iPhone but are tied to an expensive accessory they have bought,” said Francisco Jeronimo, an analyst at technology research firm IDC.
“I believe Apple will come up with some sort of adapter so the new iPhone can be used with previous connectors.”
Is this a good move for Apple?