A screenshot taken of the dock connector converter off the Apple Store website. (Photo : AWhiteDot)
Looks like Apple might have unintentionally slipped up and revealed a little more than it intended to about their upcoming line of products. Screenshots and a video from the blog AWhiteDot, show a "Dock Connector to Mini Dock Connector Converter" and list of compatible devices including the iPhone 5 on Apple's online store. If these are true, it confirms that the iPhone 5 and future Apple devices will be using a 19-pin dock connector rather than the existing 30-pin dock.
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The link was later removed, indicating that perhaps Apple did not want anyone to really see it.
This is good news for all current iPhone or Apple product owners. Previously, it was thought that all current iPhone and iPod accessories would be rendered useless by the new, smaller dock. Now, it seems that Apple has paid attention to the cries on the internet and will release an accessory that will allow the new iPhone, iPad, and iPods to work on existing iDevices.
The screenshots also reveal Apple's upcoming products. It lists a 6th Generation iPhone, a 5th generation iPod Touch, a 7th generation iPod Nano, and a 3rd generation iPad.
It looks like all the devices will be launched in 2012, and they should keep Apple-hungry customers happy for at least a while.
The iPhone 5 is rumored to come with a larger 4-inch screen, 4G LTE support, and a host of other features that should make it the most-wanted electronics device of 2012. The next-gen iPad will most likely be an iPad Mini, with a 7-inch screen and a smaller price tag so that it can compete with other budget tablets like the Google Nexus 7 tablet and the Amazon Kindle Fire series.