Apple iPhone 5 – Smaller Data / Charging Port Confirmed

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

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.