New iPhone connector

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Crazy Badger, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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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:
     
  2. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    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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  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Consider history. Some dock connector accessories wouldn't be possible with microUSB.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Almost certainly will be Apple proprietary and not a micro USB
     
  6. Want300 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
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  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  9. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Yea they are but the 19 pin actually makes sense. The 8 pin sounds like a click-through machine.
     
  10. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It makes sense to me:

     
  11. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    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)
     
  12. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Nice catch. Had not seen Marco's piece on it.

    I'm still betting 19 pin though b/c iPads plugged into HDTVs is still a significant use case (especially in school settings).
     
  13. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  14. lazard macrumors 65816

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    of course it's gonna be proprietary. How else are they gonna charge $25 for an adapter.
     
  15. Cougarcat, Aug 7, 2012
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    Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    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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