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New iPhone's Connector Makes Older Docks Obsolete

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    Leaked video of the next iPhone's case structure, confirms that Apple will soon be introducing a new 19-pin connector.

    Supposedly made to save a little space over the current connector, we suspect switching to an all new version will create a ripple effect that's bound to leave a lot of customers pretty ticked.

    The current 30-pin connector has been with us since the 3rd generation iPod came out over nine years ago, and since then a massive side industry has been built creating aftermarket products that connect to the port. None of those will work with the iPhone 5 when it finally makes its debut.

    This isn't a big problem if you have a $20 car charger or even a $50 bedside clock with a dock, but what if you forked out $600 for a B&W Zeppelin Air or $562,000 for a Jarre AeroDream One? You're going to pretty upset to find that you can't use it with the latest iDevices.

    I just hope someone comes up with an adapter that isn't too cheezy.

    Via TechCrunch

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