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RumorTT: New iPhone to have a smaller 19-pin dock connector, makes way for headphone jack next to it

RumorTT: New iPhone to have headphone port on the bottom of the device next to its new 19-pin dock c

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm CDT (0 mins, 52 secs time to read)

It looks like its nearly confirmed that Apple is going to shift to a 19-pin dock connector for their next-generation iPhone, versus the current 30-pin connector. Two sources close to Reuters "familiar with the matter" have said the move to the 19-pin connector move is "to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom".

RumorTT: New iPhone to have a smaller 19-pin dock connector, makes way for headphone jack next to it | TweakTown.com

This would mean that the new iPhone would not be compatible with the thousands upon thousands of accessories out there which use the current 30-pin connector. But, personally, I think it's a great move.

If you're like me, your phone in in your pocket (for me, right front pocket of my trousers/jeans) and is always head-first, meaning if a headphone set is used, I have to flip it around. This way, you could have it down-facing in your pants, and still have the headphones in. I kinda like the move Apple have (maybe) made here.

But, it also represents a problem for people with their accessories, as well as a new opportunity for accessory makers. Your thoughts?

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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