As the release date of the “new iPhone” is getting closer, people are getting curious about latest technological marvel from the Apple stable. According to rumors, the latest iteration to the iPhone series is said to have an eight pin connector and a MagSafe like design. There have been many reports about the small size of the connector but very few have been able to explain its working. Reports also reveal that this reduction in the size of the connector is being done to accommodate the audio jack.
The current iPhones available in the market sport a 30 pin socket and looks pretty dumpy on the device. The new version of the iPhone looks to bring down the dimensions as well as the weight of the smartphone. In this process, the company might look to bring down the connector’s size close to that of a microUSB port. It has also been reported that the connector might work as a MagSafe connector.
For those who are not familiar with a MacBook might not be aware of a MagSafe port. Basically, an Apple MacBook’s power cable is known as a MagSafe port. This uses magnets to keep the cable attached which can be plugged in either right way up or upside down without facing any problems. This rules chances of any damage to your device or cable in case you accidentally pull the thing out. iLounge suggests that Apple Inc. might incorporate the flip over friendly design instead of the magnetism in its latest iPhones and other products.
Apparently, it has been said that this rumor has come from an iPhone accessory manufacturer. Apple’s decision of discontinuing with the 30 pin connector would mean that you will not be able to use other non-iPhone specific cables with the latest devices.
Date: August 2, 2012