New Photos of Claimed Dock Connector and Headphone Jack for iPad Mini and Next iPhone in Black and White [Updated]

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Photos of parts for the next-generation iPhone and the rumored iPad mini continue to leak, with repair firm iResQ posting new photos of what are said to be the dock connector/headphone jack flex cable parts for both devices. Each of the parts is available in both black and white, indicating that Apple will be coordinating the dock with the bodies of the devices.

Like the photo that leaked earlier this week, the iPad mini parts curiously show the headphone jack at the bottom of the device. That placement is inconsistent with case leaks and other claims made thus far, which have indicated that the jack would be at the top of the device as on the full-size iPad.

These new iPad mini part photos also reveal a newer part number than seen on the previous part leak. These new photos appear to carry a part number of 821-1516, while the photo leaked early this week carried a part number of 821-1476. These iPad mini parts are the first interior components of the device to appear, and while they have not been confirmed to be for the device in question they are consistent with Apple parts and are too large to fit inside an iPhone.

A second photo also offers a close-up interior look at the dock connector port, showing where the eight gold pins on the claimed dock cable and accessories will make contact. The number of pins for the dock connector has been in dispute, with some suggesting that the metal surrounding the pins on the connector could act as a ninth pin.

Update: MacRumors has received more info from iResQ about the new dock connector port. The site tells us that "there is just one set of eight contacts inside of the port" with "none on the top side".

Article Link: New Photos of Claimed Dock Connector and Headphone Jack for iPad Mini and Next iPhone in Black and White [Updated]
 

jake0112

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I know people often give out about the prospects of an iPad mini, that its a response not a revolution. But for someone who hasn't got an iPad because I can't justify another new apple product again, Im honestly excited for the iPad mini I don't know if this is because I don't have a regular iPad but if they go for the $200 price range I'll jump onboard.
 

Morky

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Their supply chain is way too big now to keep hardware secrets. Fortunately, the important surprises can't be captures in photos.
 

Aidan5806

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Interesting ribbon cable color for the iPad. Maybe some sort of heat dissipating material.....
 

CrAkD

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who the hell takes these pictures? you couldnt take a picture straight on so we can see if there are pins on the top too?
 

urbanj

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Nope this is all a ploy. Tim Cook said he was cracking down. Apple wouldn't do this. Steve wouldn't have done this. It's ugly and nobody will buy it. :rolleyes:
 

WardC

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I think it would be badass if the next iPhone/iPad was BLACK AND WHITE -- like the PowerBook 170 or the Macintosh Portable, active-matrix black and white displays look great! I am sick of this color stuff. Bah.
 

NeverhadaPC

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Am I the only one who is sick of seeing this small parts of various devices... JESUS! Whether it has 1 or 10 pins, I don't give a **** unless I am the engineer who has to interface these components into the product I will actually use.

:mad::mad::mad:

Ahhhh... much better now. :)
 

Aidan5806

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Nope this is all a ploy. Tim Cook said he was cracking down. Apple wouldn't do this. Steve wouldn't have done this. It's ugly and nobody will buy it. :rolleyes:
Gotta love the cynical fool who post some thing like this on every thread.....jk. but seriously its annoying when people do this and mean it. Steve said himself he doesnt want apple to ask what would steve do?
 

newyorksole

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Nope this is all a ploy. Tim Cook said he was cracking down. Apple wouldn't do this. Steve wouldn't have done this. It's ugly and nobody will buy it. :rolleyes:
I know you're being sarcastic, but I can't believe some people actually think this is all a ploy. They really think all of these leaks are controlled/fake.

Lmao.
 

SilianRail

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Can these pins have higher bandwidth and retain 30 pin functionality or is HDMI out gonna be scrapped?