Apple is expected to retire the 30-pin dock connector with the launch of the new iPhone 5. The 30-ping dock connector been found on its iPod lineup and iOS devices for years but the latest rumors point to an 8-pin dock connector. Now these rumors contradict with the others that have been flying for the past few weeks with suggested a 19-dock connector.
One downside for this change in dock connector was that the old accessories based on 30-pin dock connector will become useless but then anther rumor surfaced that pointed to the possibility of Apple providing an old-t0-new dock connector with iPhone 5. As it is always the case, these rumors are not completely accurate and details keep changing from day to day. For the last few weeks, the rumor was that launch date for iPhone 5 is 21 September but three days back, we got news from different sources that the new iPhone 5 and iPad Mini will be unveiled on 12th September.
The next generation iPhone is rumored to have 4G LTE radios, NFC and 1 GB RAM, a nano SIM and 4inch screen. The latest news also point out to Apple working on an unannounced iOS 6 feature that will greatly enhance Bluetooth 4.0 device pairing and connectivity between devices. The author of the article that broke the news says,
“The feature would enable, say, a future iPod nano to display iMessages received by an iPhone, record voice memos that could be shared via the iPhone, and even initiate phone calls through its own headphones,” he wrote. “It could also conceivably let you make iPhone calls from your iPad (or possibly even recent Macs), assuming the iPhone was paired with the computer over Bluetooth.”