By Sumit Passary | Aug 09, 2012 10:38 AM EDT
Speculation surrounds the tech market that from September onwards all Apple next-gen iDevices will use a smaller dock connector.
News of a fresh iDevice launch this fall has already created a buzz in the gadgets industry as well as the financial sector. "A September launch for the iPhone 5 would be significant for the stock price, especially given the recent concerns around the June quarter weakness in the iPhone and a weak September quarter outlook," said Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets.
With rumors doing the rounds that Apple will launch the sixth generation iPhone and an iPad Mini on Sept. 12, consumers may expect a new iDevice with a bagful of features along with a smaller dock connector. Currently, all iDevices use a 30-pin connector. If the next generation iDevices include a smaller port then several Apple accessories in the market will become obsolete or incompatible with the new devices.
It is expected that Apple may use a 19- or 8-pin connector in the next devices. Leaked images show a possible prototype case of the next iPhone sporting a smaller connector. Rumors hint at the launch of a smaller version of the iPad - dubbed the iPad Mini - that may be debut alongside the fabled iPhone 5. The question is will these new iDevices sport a smaller port as well?
"One source claims that the new connector will feature other design innovations, potentially including the ability to be connected to docks and cables in either orientation (like MagSafe), but the other source could not confirm this or additional changes we've heard about," iLounge reported.
In the dynamic tech industry, businesses try to thwart competition with innovative products that are enhanced and imbibe attractive new features. Even though Apple has strong support from its loyal iFans, the company still wants to capture a bigger share of the tech market. Perhaps, it is time for the 30-pin dock connector to give way to a smaller version. Whatever be the connector size of the next iDevice, it seems that the iFans are keenly awaiting Apple's new offerings, which are hypothetically slated for a September release.
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