iPhone 5 Will Have 8 Pin Dock Connector:
A new report from iLounge has revealed that Apple will provide 8-pin dock connector instead of previously rumored 16-pin or 19-pin connector. It was told through the reliable sources and the reports were confirmed before they published it on their website.
In addition to the report about the new 8-pin dock connector, iLounge also reported that Apple may provide a new feature to next generation iPhone for connecting the devices through Bluetooth 4 bridge. Facilitating the users to place calls through iPhone using iPad, view imessages on iPod Nano and many other features.
According to two sources, Apple’s new Dock Connector features only 8 pins, seemingly contradicting claims of “16-pin” and “19-pin” connectors. Although the original Dock Connector contained 30 pins, reports of 16- or 19-pin connectors seemed hard to square with the port’s small size and Apple’s actual need for additional pins beyond what USB/Micro-USB offer. No images or parts for the connector have leaked out, either. Both of our sources concur that there are eight pins in a line within the new Dock Connector, which may well receive a different name going forward.
iPhone 5 Dock Connector