Will the iPad Mini receive the 8/9 pin dock connector?

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  1. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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    As stated in the title, do you think we will see the rumored 8/9 pin dock connector on the new iPad Mini?
     
  2. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I personally think so.

    1. It's a smaller device so logically the smaller connector will be easier to incorporate.
    2. If Apple is changing dock connector standards they will most likely want to do it across their entire product line going forward.
     
  3. NbinHD thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sounds right. A tad annoying they didn't do it with the redesign of the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4 but there is nothing we can do about that. Just so many existing products with the 30pin connector. We can only hope then provide a decent looking adapter to purchase. Thanks for the quick response anyway. Not long now to wait anyway. Are you going to buy one?
     
  4. docprego macrumors 65816

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    Undoubtedly. I have the new iPad and love it, but also appreciate a smaller tablet, this will be so convenient for specific situations.
     
  5. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    Will the rumored connector make it on the rumored iPad? Rumors indicate it will, other rumors indicate it won't.
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You answered your own question. Some say yes some say no.
     
  7. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    If they change it on the iPhone they will change it across all product lines. It just makes absolutely zero sense to have two different dock connectors.
     
  8. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Would makes sense to me ... Same connector for all new devices
     
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  10. iEvolution macrumors 65816

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    I think they'll save it for the next generation.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I think a smaller connector will be on the iPad mini.
     
  12. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

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    It will have a new dock connector, I'm just not entirely convinced it will be released as an iPad this fall, it means then they'll eventually push the new iPad release date till next fall as well, or the iPad mini won't be marketed as An iPad at all.
     
  13. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    im on hold with miss cleo.. give me a few min and ill know.
     
  14. kyellowness macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure it will since all the new apple products are supposed to come with it.
     

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