iPhone 5 Will Have Smaller Dock Connector
The next iPhone will feature a smaller dock connector and the headphone jack will be relocated to the bottom of the device, according to a new report from Reuters. This appears to confirm what is shown in the alleged pictures of iPhone 5 that were leaked to 9to5mac a few months ago.
Changing the dock connector is a potentially significant move because it may render previous chargers and accessories useless without an adapter. In a similar fashion, Apple recently changed the MagSafe adapters on new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, and though it’s unlikely Macs will share their power adapter with future iOS devices it is always possible that MagSafe technology will come to the iPhone connector.