Apple iPhone 5 – Smaller Data / Charging Port Confirmed
According to reports the next generation of iPhone will feature a 19-pin socket for data and charging rather than the current 30-pin socket.
The move, confirmed by three independent manufacturers is a surprise to those awaiting the next generation device.
As of the Apple iPod third generation Apple has used a standard socket size for all it’s iPhones, iPads and iPods, all in a bid to make them compatible with any Apple data / power cable.
It is unknown how the next generation iPhone will work with docking stations – the previous larger socket provided stability for the iPhone, but it seems unlikely that due to the decrease in size this will be used for that purpose any longer.