According to previous iPhone 5 leaks, Apple’s next-generation smartphone will feature a smaller dock connector than the 30-pin solution found on older generation iDevices.
Now technology news site TechCrunch claims to have independently verified that Apple is working on a new 19-pin port for the iPhone 5.
The new port will resemble a Thunderbolt port in terms of size, though three separate manufacturer sources have noted that the pin layout will be different.
The original 30 pin dock connector has been used by Apple since the release of the third generation iPod, and since then, thousands of peripherals for iDevices have been produced for the current dock connector.
Tech insider, Robert Scoble commented on TechCrunch’s post about the new dock connector, and claimed that Apple will adopt the smaller connector to block any unlicensed accessories from connecting to the device.
Scoble claims the information is from “an engineer who is working in the phone world.”
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