Don't like the smaller dock connector

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    Looking at my Iphone 4S it looks much better the longer pin dock much smarter. The smaller one looks cheap looking from the leaked pictures. If they had to make it smaller like some Android phones it should have been on the side or hidden by a small tray like the sim card or other phones.
     
  2. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    1. We don't know if the leaked photos are valid.

    2. If you don't like it, don't buy it.
     
  3. McGiord macrumors 601

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    It is not a matter of how it looks, but its functionality. I hope that all the current accessories will work with the new smaller connector.
     
  4. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If it's small why not hide it away or place it on the side?
     
  5. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    Why, in your opinion, do you think the current 30-pin dock looks better? Because it's longer? The new, smaller dock will make way for a larger speaker, the ability to move the headphone port to the bottom of the phone (which makes the most sense considering most people put their phones in their pockets facing downward with their headphones in), and also it doesn't take up as much space on the inside of the phone, thus leaving more space for the battery, etc.
     
  6. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Because it would be very annoying to have to open a lid when you want to use the connector to charge the battery every day.
    And the cable on the side is not comfortable to use the phone while charging it.

    Have you ever use an iPhone?

    Making it smaller "may" help to keep it clean of fabric debris from our pockets.
     
  7. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    On the side or hidden behind a flap are the two WORST options.
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's best at the bottom, especially when you're on a call and connected to a charger. Texting and talking on the phone would be very annoying if it were on the side. Have you ever used a Blackberry? :p
     
  9. skidbubble macrumors 6502

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    I like the smaller dock connector, I just wish it had been that size from the very beginning :)
     
  10. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And an even smaller micro sim?

    It's not a good thing if Apple keep updating this sort of thing. I think switching from the 3GS to the 4 was very frustrating.

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    How about a wireless charger that would be better?
     
  11. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Sure wireless charging would be nice.
    Don't you want a Toddy?
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, both of those are awful placements.
     
  13. k3roro macrumors 6502

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    I absolutely hate the flap. I understand that the argument going for it is "block out the dust", but it is absolutely annoying and it gets loose over time.
     
  14. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    It's a hole.

    A small hole is better than a big hole
     
  15. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    You'd make a great car salesman.

    OP: It's just a hole. You'll get use to it. How do you feel about the rest of the leaked images?
     
  16. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Uh, no. You do know what the "dock" in "dock connector" means, right?

    ^ This. However, if the look of the dock connector is a deal breaker then buy whatever product suits your needs/wants.

    Pot, kettle.
     
  17. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    Yea, or they break. I could not stand when my devices had those things, having to move them out of the way in order to plug in the charger. I hope we never see anything like that on the iPhone.

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    Right on the money there... How would so many of our accessories work if the dock connector was on the side with a cover of some sort.

    I can already imagine trying to keep the flap from getting in the way as I try to awkwardly plug my iPhone into a sound dock. No thank you.
     
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    plus the flaps are always made out of a material that seems to collect dust and small particles...
     
  20. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a

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    To me what looks cheap/bad is the new speaker grill. Those holes are too large IMO and make it look less refined.
     
  21. Ay_Zimmy macrumors 6502

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    Cheap? They were just able to make a smaller USB 3.0 port making way for a bigger microphone, speaker, and earphone jack. Not sure how upgrading all those qualities to make way for other things in the top of the phone is "cheap"
     
  22. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Because if you put it on the side, it's ugly has hell and you'll break compatibility with all accessories - an adapter won't help than.
     
  23. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    the number of pins only changes the ports length not the width, so i really dont understand the need for it, or the nano sim. Its not going to allow the device to get any thinner?
     
  24. Ay_Zimmy macrumors 6502

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    Maybe to fit the bigger, mic, speaker and headphone jack so they can make room for other things in the phone? Just like they moved the camera above the other speaker..Move b*tch get out the way
     
  25. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    It's called DOCK connector for a reason.

    Do you want to put your iPhone sideways in a dock ?

    -t
     

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