[iPhone] Will every iPhone accessory you own become obsolete?
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Will every iPhone accessory you own become obsolete?
Published June 22, 2012
All those expensive iPhone accessories you own, all the stuff that plugs into the bottom of the device -- speakers, docks, chargers and so on -- may be about to become obsolete.
Tech blog TechCrunch reports that Apple plans to change the design and size of the connector for the iPhone 5. The old 30-pin connector, which has been the standard since the third generation iPod, is to be replaced by a 19-pin mini connector.
"TechCrunch has independently verified that Apple is working on adding a 19-pin port to the new iPhone. It is a move that will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem," the site wrote....
tubbynetreminds me of the danse russePremium,MVM
Re: [iPhone] Will every iPhone accessory you own become obsolete meh.
i cite the magsafe1 to magsafe2.
apple will sell dock1 to dock2 connectors for $14.99. monoprice will sell the same thing for $4.99.
same tactics. different device.
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reply to haroldo
Oh, yeah, bring on the adapters!
I went through similar when the pin-out changed on the connector from one model to the next and when the dimensions/size of the iPhone changed. Seems to be even more of problem if (like me) you skip every other model.
I severely limited the accessories that I bought when I got my iPhone 4 and will most likely do the same when I get the iPhone 5. No more iHome products, no more fancy-schmancy (read: relatively expensive) dock-based anything, etc. Thankfully cables from monoprice.com are cheap...
tmpchaosRequiescat in pacePremium,Mod
reply to haroldo
»[iPhone] iPhone5 will be bigger and have new dock connector