According to iMore, Apple is preparing to drop the traditional dock connector currently found on the iPhone, iPad and iPod and replace it with a smaller micro dock.
The main idea behind this is that the current dock is a pretty big piece of kit, taking up valuable space inside device such as the iPhone and iPad space that be better put to use by an LTE chipset or slightly bigger battery. The new micro Apple Dock connector will likely debut in the iPhone5 in Fall. A smaller dock connector would allow Apple to use the space for other component for example 4G radios and larger battery.
The upcoming iPad3 still having the current 30-pin dock connector Apple is using since 10 years now. According to reperts, a redesigned docking connector would allow faster bandwidth speeds and improve the device’s sync capabilities.
Apple is planning to replace the dock connector on its iPad, iPhone and iPod with a smaller ‘micro’ version, report suggest. The micro-dock could render millions of existing gadgets incompatible with new Apple products. The smaller dock would allow Apple to squeeze larger batteries and other more important components into the iPhone’s existing format. The dock connector is a relatively big component that takes up while not a lot of space compared to the entire assembly, a lot of space compared to the difference between mini and micro SIM.
Apple is preparing to revamp the dock connector with the iPhone5, shrinking it down into a “micro dock” to make more room for internal components. If Apple were to redesign the dock connection, the iPhone5 would be when to do it. It is one of the major physical redesign and this will add laundry list of changes. Such changes will add more advantages to the iPhone5 and also to the other Apple devices.
Since every square centimeter is crucial inside an iPhone. A smaller dock connector allows space for everything else. Also at that point we will all have been using WiFi Syncing for quite some time so there will doubtless be less of an emphasis via cable.
Apple could have a very practical reason for amiking the change. According to a iMore report that cites an anonymous source. A smaller “mcro” docking port would give the company more room for other important components within the iPhone5 which could be the first device to receive the new dock treatment.
The new docking port is said to be a new design rather than the outdated microUSB standard used by the rest of the mobile phone industry.
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