Leaked Information Reveals Even Smaller ‘iPhone 5′ Dock Connector Port

In February of 2012, iMore was the first to suggest that Apple’s next-generation “iPhone 5″ will feature a smaller, redesigned dock connector. Now, with similar reports populating influential and reputable areas of the blogosphere, including all of the recent leaks, iMore’s preliminary report bears more merit.

A number of credible sources, including TechCrunch and Reuters, firmly believe their unnamed sources and have published their own thoughts on Apple adopting a 19-pin dock connector.

However, while a majority of the initial blogs and news outlets suggested that the upcoming iPhone will feature a smaller 19-pin connector over the current 30-pin connector, a number of less-reputable sources have suggested that Apple will use an even smaller dock connector.

Yesterday, 9to5Mac publicized references to a new “9pin” connector they unearthed from a portion of code found in the iOS 6 beta firmwares.

Moreover, Nowhereelse, the same site that recently leaked images of the next-generation iPhone’s SIM tray and home button, posted additional pictures of what they’re claiming is the same “9pin” connector found by 9to5Mac in a section of code. Also, the image embedded above – from Nowhereelse – highlights a metal ring surrounding the connector port on the leaked part.

As of now, the purpose of the mysterious ring is unknown. There’s a possibility it could serve as a new method of attaching the charging and data transfer cable, similar to the MagSafe port found on Apple’s laptops.

We’ll find out soon enough at Apple’s upcoming iPhone media event rumored for September 12th – stay tuned for complete coverage.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/saim.majid Saim Majid

    Nice detailed info about the leak. 100th

  • Guest

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  • Harsh

    Hey 100th

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.d.michiels Eric D. Maxwell

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  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.d.michiels Eric D. Maxwell

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  • Justin Bullock

    100th man! congrats!

  • 1234

    If Steve jobs were alive the new iPhone will look 100 X better than this shithole

    • 1089_

      i absolutely agree! 

    • Tanner Marsh

      @4819d3a8c96a5e77aee4838660c8d26b:disqus @4a06d0be47205f48b20e45fd6a9ac21e:disqus You do know that Steve Jobs, may he rest in peace, was very involved in designing and planning future generations of the iPhone – right? 

    • http://twitter.com/Untitled_007 Untitled

      iPhone 4 leaks
      “This is fake coz steve wont approve this”

      • http://www.facebook.com/stuart.smillie.16 Stuart Smillie

        Steve Jobs is Dead Last Year, But Anyway Tim Cook the New CEO of Apple he dose not have a dead mans idears dose he, so with that said he has to make his own

    • http://twitter.com/Untitled_007 Untitled

      And also steve has closely work with the iPhone 6th gen when hes alive.

  • Jsheradin

    Great gotta get a new iHome….

  • m90b

    man!!! apple have been moving in the wrong direction in a few product areas 
    and pissing a lot of people off!!!

    one of the most convenient things about an iphone was that NO MATTER where u went some one at least had
    an ipod or ipad so no matter where u went u could charge up with out stressing if some one has the right charger

    its all about money in apples eyes i think….. its a shame

    • http://twitter.com/Untitled_007 Untitled

      So the iPods and iPads will have the same connectors as iphone 6-th does.

      • Tanner Marsh

        @00ed5a3d1235d02a0fa054d7973f7e1c:disqus Exactly, as I mentioned in a previous post, it will likely become the new standard and the 30-pin will be phased out. 

  • Benostler1

    Keep the old 30 Pin! No one likes losing a charger and having to pay 20$ for a unique one. If they all were the same we could keep using our old chargers from our 4S’

    • http://twitter.com/Untitled_007 Untitled

      You just have to replace the USB connector, right? and it wont coz you anything… they give you for free.

      • Geslingd

        you have to think about all of the people who bought Ipod docks for their phones. It just screwed all of them over and now we all have to go out and buy new ones if you plan on getting this phone.