The next flavor of Apple’s iPhone is supposedly only a few months away, with some interesting changes packed inside.
Among them, we can count a modified dock connector, which should be a 19-pin one in the upcoming flavor of the device, and not the usual 30-pin port current iPhone models include.
According to Reuters, Apple chose to make the change so as to make more room on the bottom side of the handset, where the headphone jack will be located.
Both the smaller dock connector and the headphone jack at the bottom of the device have been spotted before in an allegedly leaked video that emerged online in early June.
The next iPhone variant should arrive on shelves with a thinner body when compared to the previous flavors of the device, said video unveiled.
Recent reports also suggested that the handset will come with a thinner display, courtesy of a series of advancements in production technology, as well as with support for nano-SIM cards.
In fact, wireless carriers around the world have been reportedly stacking these nano-SIMs in preparation for the device’s arrival.
Reports on the inclusion of a smaller dock connector in the next iPhone have emerged for the first time back in February from iMore.
Provided that Apple will indeed make the switch, we might see the next-generation iPad and iPod models with the new port as well.
The proprietary 30-pin connector port is present on Apple’s entire iOS series of devices, and a wide range of accessories based on the technology can be bought today. New products could emerge following the change, Reuters suggests.
In fact, Pete Cunningham, London-based analyst at technology research firm Canalys, confirms that accessory makers might find the modification as an opportunity to come up with a new range of products for Apple’s devices.
Apple hasn’t provided official info on the matter as of now. However, a formal announcement could arrive in the not too distant future, since the next iPhone is pegged for an early fourth-quarter launch.