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New iPhone connector

Crazy Badger

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Read a few articles about this, but still don't know if this is another Apple proprietary connector or if it's just a microUSB.

I'm hoping the later but know Apple it'll be the former :rolleyes:
 

AFDoc

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Read a few articles about this, but still don't know if this is another Apple proprietary connector or if it's just a microUSB.

I'm hoping the later but know Apple it'll be the former :rolleyes:

What makes you think anyone one this forum has any more information than you? It's not micro USB per the rumors it's a 19pin connector. No point to this thread what so ever.
 
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takeshi74

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Read a few articles about this, but still don't know if this is another Apple proprietary connector or if it's just a microUSB.

I'm hoping the later but know Apple it'll be the former
Consider history. Some dock connector accessories wouldn't be possible with microUSB.
 
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Want300

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Almost certainly will be Apple proprietary and not a micro USB

This is what I do not understand... Why does every other manufacturer fall under the law which forces them to use "Standard" and "Non proprietary" cell phone charge/sync cables? What is the loop hole they use? Every other new phone that I know of... seems to use some form of micro/mini/whateverelse USB cable.
 
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Cougarcat

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This is what I do not understand... Why does every other manufacturer fall under the law which forces them to use "Standard" and "Non proprietary" cell phone charge/sync cables? What is the loop hole they use? Every other new phone that I know of... seems to use some form of micro/mini/whateverelse USB cable.

It's still USB. As long as they offer an adaptor (which they do) they comply with the EU law.



iLounge is reporting it's 8 pins.
 
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Cougarcat

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Yea they are but the 19 pin actually makes sense. The 8 pin sounds like a click-through machine.

It makes sense to me:

Sounds a lot like the next Dock interface may just be USB 3.0 with a custom connector, abandoning all of the 30-pin connector’s analog A/V outputs in favor of AirPlay, Bluetooth, and full USB implementations in peripherals.
 
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Want300

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It's still USB. As long as they offer an adaptor (which they do) they comply with the EU law.

Annoying is what that is. Most of my friends are iPhone users, so it never really matters I guess. But I will definitely need an adapter soon though if it changes and I decide to buy the new phone.

I know it needs to change, and I think it should change btw... But, I have... my car's built-in/factory iPod connector, car charger (since I have two iPhones, work and personal), Zeppelin Air Sound Dock, Several extra chargers from all the Apple iProducts I have owned over the years, and other things I am sure that are not coming to mind at the moment...

It is so nice having a charger in multiple rooms in my condo, then my Zeppelin can charge my phone in the living room, chargers in my car, and at work... All will need to be replaced/adapter somehow (assuming I buy the new phone, I am out of contract, so I am sure I will unless I REALLY hate the taller phone, again assuming thats what we get)
 
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Sedrick

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One thing we can almost guarantee is that it will be proprietary to Apple. I'm not exactly loosing sleep over it either way.
 
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lazard

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of course it's gonna be proprietary. How else are they gonna charge $25 for an adapter.
 
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Cougarcat

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of course it's gonna be proprietary. How else are they gonna charge $25 for an adapter.

You mean, how else would they make it Magsafe, and possibly Thunderbolt-compatible?

The adaptors will most likely be $10, same price as the MagSafe 2 ones.

Here's some more evidence from 9to5mac for the 9 pins.
 
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