iPhone 5 Charger?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigbro1096, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. bigbro1096 macrumors 6502a

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    I was watching a video of an iPhone 3GS being unboxed when I thought of something. With Apple's new iOS 5 you really don't need the data sync cable, so do you think the iPhone 5 may have a different charger and a different charging port to fit within Europes new regulations? Let me know what you think. I know it's a little out there, but I think it is possible. Either way I have my money ready for the iPhone 5, so Apple needs to hurry up and announce it! :D
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I doubt it, Apple has invested so much into having their universal dock connector I would expect them to just ship the iPhone 5 with an adapter to comply with the regulation.
     
  3. genexrocket macrumors regular

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    Yea, they're not gonna redesign the universal iOS connector for all of their iOS devices. Think of how many thousands of iPod accessories would be obsolete if they did that. :D
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Why would they? What about all the docks etc?

    Also on a side not apple comply fully with the eu regulation. The charger has a USB port and outputs a standard voltage.
     
  5. bigbro1096 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a good point! I didn't think about all the products that would not be usable if this was true. I don't think Apple is willing to anger that many people. Well, that puts an end to my idea pretty fastly. Haha!
     
  6. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope not. I have like 5 or 6 different chargers and I'd rather not have to replace them.
     
  7. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    I really doubt it will change, the iPhone 5 will probably support the same HDMI output as the iPad 2.
     
  8. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601

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    Theres too much money in licensing the use of the Dock Connector for them to goto a standardized interface and there is still use for the Dock Connector. Not all syncing will be over air. I'd much rather transfer multiple gigs of data via a cable than over air since its much faster.
     
  9. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget that if you ever need to restore your iPhone, you still need the dock connector to connect to the computer.
     
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  11. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. They've stuck with the same design on the connector for years. They won't change it all now just because of the iPhone, remember iPods still exist.
     

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