With the new upcoming iPhone, Apple is working on a new 19-pin dock connector, reported Reuters news agency. The dock connector should be much smaller than the previous one that currently have 30 pins. Reuters cited two sources that are supposedly very well informed. The new Dock Connector is to create more space inside the iPhone housing and even the headphone jack will be moved to the bottom. So far, the headphone jack is mounted on the top left of the front camera.
The rumors about a smaller dock connector has been buzzing over the internet for months over the in. For example, reported in May that Apple Directory iLounge on a new port, which is much smaller and of the form “rather pill-shaped” is. The new dock connector will be therefore not only be in the new iPhone but also in other devices such as the Apple iPod Touch. One of the advantage of having a smaller dock connector would be a possibility narrow designs for future iPhone, like the new power supply of the MacBook Pro Retina.
While this maybe a need for the new iPhone 5, Apple took this decision certainly not because of a single device or different issues with the positioning of the headphone port. Basically, the new 19-pin dock connector will allow all iPhone models to have more space, that goes the same for new iPod devices and iPad versions.
Macotakara agrees with comments from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo , who a few hours earlier claimed something similar. The internal components are renewed, but less powerful than those in the next generation iPhone is expected. It will be the fifth generation iPod touch. What remains unclear is whether the iPhone and iPod touch 4-inch screen will look the same . Analyst Kuo thinks that the iPod touch will have the same in-cell technology that the new iPhone will get.
AS for the universal dock connector, it was introduced in 2003 with the third-generation iPod, replacing the FireWire port for older devices. The 30-pin connection includes wires for USB, Firewire (no longer used), analog video and audio transmission and a power supply. It comes with all iPods except for the “Shuffle” series