One thing that we all know Apple loves is its ecosystem. Both in terms of software and hardware. Heck, a lot of people have said that if it wasn’t for the ecosystem that has been so incredibly engineered, then they would have switch to another OS. I think that is a big testament to how seamlessly all Apple products work together, both iOS and Mac alike. All that being said, this following story might surprise you. That said, we’ve heard about a smaller dock connector for sometime now. But, only recently has it looked like it’s set in concrete.
According to two different sources, TechCrunch and Mobile Fun, it is said to be confirmed that the next iPhone will feature a 19-pin port. TechCrunch is said to have verified the information through some “sources”. Mobile Fun posted several renderings of the purported upcoming iPhone with a silicone case on. You can vaguely make out the smaller connector port, but you can clearly see the headphone jack that is rumored to have been moved to the botton of the device.
I don’t understand what Apple is thinking in doing this, if this rumor pans out to be true. Obviously, it takes up less space – which is a good thing. But, the 30-pin connector has been the standard for iOS devices for years, since the release of the 3rd generation iPod. It is extremely comforting to know that I can use the same cord for all my devices. I would be very annoyed, as I am sure many of you would be, if this is route Apple decides to take. It just throws a wrench into a well oiled eco-system.
What are your thoughts? Would this be a major annoyance for you? Or simply a small hinderance? Comment down below and let us know.