One of the most devices on the internet which is being flooded with assumptions, is the upcoming next-gen iPhone which is said to be called the iPhone 5. The’re many ‘so-called’ specifications leaked for the upcoming smartphone but according to TechCrunch, they have independently verified that the Cupertino-based company is working on adding a 19-pin port to the new iPhone.
Apple’s 30-pin dock connector has been the standard for the handset since the company released its third-generation iPod. The new port will be resemble a Thunderbolt port in terms of size, although three independent manufacturers claim the pin-out will be different.
Robert Scoble, a tech insider, claimed in a comment beneath TechCrunch’s post that the iPhone-maker will adopt the smaller connector to block any unlicensed accessories from connecting to the device. The information comes from an “engineer who is working in the phone world,” who claims Apple is putting chips into both ends of next-generation iPhone accessories to enforce this. Scoble also claims that Apple’s new dock connector will allow for thinner devices and make water damage less likely.