Smaller dock connector on new iPhone? (Photo : YouTube Screenshot / Etrade)
Apple's next iPhone, the iPhone 5, is expected to undergo significant design modifications and could perhaps represent the greatest design overhaul applied on an iPhone during all of iPhone history.
As usual, many rumors regarding the device's various specs have been and will continue to circulate the internet up until it is release.
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Out of various rumors, however, some are confirmed way ahead of time.
One of those confirmed rumors comes from TechCrunch who recently stated via blog post that Apple would be introducing a smaller dock connector port on the iPhone 5.
The technology news blog reported that 'three independent manufacturers all agreed" to a 19-pin port which is said to be a Micro USB port.
Apple's various others devices and smartphone iterations utilize a 30-pin connector known as the "Dock Connector" and when rumors and pictures of the new 19-pin connector surfaced on the web, things went into a frenzy.
The new alteration would imply iPhone users to once again go out and shop for a new arsenal of 'iProduct' accessories. The good news, however, comes with the older dock connector for which consumers had to pay about $19 plus shipping for the OEM Connector to USB Cable. The new Micro USB cable is only $0.59 with free shipping.
Still, TechCrunch states that the dock connector modification "will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem" and reasons it implies that "Apple is more concerned with space savings inside each device".
Apple is yet to comment regarding the claims, while numerous news outlets such as Computerworld, CNET, and TechCrunch have all confirmed the new port for the phone.
A recent video on YouTube by ETrade portrays what many believe to be the back case of the iPhone 5.
As for the release date, most have their calendars pinned for September and October iPhone 5 release although there has been no official word yet from Apple.
Until then, expect the anticipation and the hype only to escalate.
CEO of Fox Conn, Terry Gou recently commented about the iPhone 5 puting the new Samsung Galaxy S3 to "shame."
The Galaxy S3 made its debut yesterday in U.S. markets although AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint all made announcements to further deliver the devices in the coming days. Reasons given for the delay summed up in "an overwhelming demand for the S3" and apparently, Samsung hit a home-runner with the S3.
The S3 is, arguably, the hottest smartphone with the most cutting-edge technology in the industry currently.
When the iPhone 5 is delivered however, it'll be interesting to see what type of a battle is brewed out of that.
Will Samsung's Galaxy S3 be able to topple the iPhone 5?
(Article Contribution: David Salazar)