As reported earlier, Apple is widely expected to replace the traditional 30-pin dock connector in its devices with a 19-pin dock connector. With this rumor seeming increasingly likely to be a fact, many people have begun wondering what will become of the accessories that they have purchased over the years that work with the 30-pin dock. An adapter seemed the obvious answer to this but with reports coming in of Apple choosing to change the pin not only to increase space available but to prevent use of unverified products; this was beginning to seem unlikely.
However, the site that brought the rumor of a smaller dock connector to surface back in February reached out to the source of the rumor. Apparently, it has now been confirmed that a new-to-old dock adapter will be released by Apple. It remains unclear whether Apple will pack this in with the iPhone 5 or whether it will be sold separately. However, many people will regardless be relieved that there will be an adapter meaning all their accessories will not become obsolete.
The 30-pin dock connector has somewhat become a standard on Apple’s portable devices. However, introducing an adapter means that you don’t have to throw away all your accessories in anticipation of the next generation iPhone. The reason for Apple to replace the dock connector is most likely that Apple needs space. Previously Apple has also been rumored to introduce a nano SIM with the iPhone so it is evident that the company is expected to be making everything take up less space and be compact to fit more in while still putting up a super slim device.
Another rumor about the iPhone 5 has been that the device will launch with 4G LTE and will become public sometime in October. Production has apparently begun at Pegatron and the timing is right for a fall release.