The new iPhone cable with mini-connector image leaks online

Another day, another leak. This time a naughty employee at Veister.com, a site that sells tech accessories, posted the image on his Twitter account that claims this is the cable that will connect to whatever the new iPhone, or iPhone 5 will be called; which you can view below:

As the Business Insider website points out, the cable appears to be a dock connector only nine pins wide versus the current 30-pin size used today; which would fit into the already known smaller connector port leaked multiple times before online.

The new iPhone and other updates, such as a Nano refresh is expected to be revealed at an Apple Media event on September 12th.

Source: Twitter via Business Insider

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drazgoosh said,
Well at least they can sell this for 40 times the price of a Micro USB connector.

look at the other way: even if it WAS a microusb stamp an apple logo on it and ta-daa, $$$

How exactly is that going to work out? EU has laws that every cellphone USB cable MUST be the same (Micro usb if I remember correctly) or you can't sell it at all.

Neobond said,
Pretty sure this only applies to actual Micro USB cables, not proprietary ones.

Oh never mind, Apple is actually shipping it's EU units with Micro USB. Or atleast it was back in '11. And still the law states that your phone must be able to charge from micro usb

alwaysonacoffebreak said,

Oh never mind, Apple is actually shipping it's EU units with Micro USB. Or atleast it was back in '11. And still the law states that your phone must be able to charge from micro usb

they'll just pack a converter and be done with it

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
How exactly is that going to work out? EU has laws that every cellphone USB cable MUST be the same (Micro usb if I remember correctly) or you can't sell it at all.

There is no law, it was just an agreement.

Martin5000 said,

There is no law, it was just an agreement.

Yeah, and funnily enough, Apple was one of the first companies to sign it... I'm still yet to see an iPhone with a micro USB port on it though.

I don't think they should be allowed to be registered with this agreement if they're just gonna bundle a converter because you could get a converter for almost any charger. You're still gonna have to carry around a converter with you, defeating the point of a standard connection.

so apple just f_cked virtually everybody who made or bought a docker, a mobile stereo or a blockrocker in the past 5 years but still not enough, they do it again and can't go for microusb... i really adore how they can ride their userbases' ass who just do the clapping like a seal for fish

morden said,
so apple just f_cked virtually everybody who made or bought a docker, a mobile stereo or a blockrocker in the past 5 years but still not enough, they do it again and can't go for microusb... i really adore how they can ride their userbases' ass who just do the clapping like a seal for fish

Don't be silly, for all those lucky people out there that have their current connectors, they can but an adapter for the small price of $40.00

TheDisneyMagic said,

Don't be silly, for all those lucky people out there that have their current connectors, they can but an adapter for the small price of $40.00

of couse, then put your iphone into the stand with the adapter inbetween :-P
those lucky people can go and buy another phone and almost all of the nice periperials they collected, which is quite fun if you like to burn money by the hundreds

It looks just the same as my Nokia Lumia 800 cable, which is the same as everyone elses !!
Big deal Apple, does this mean that you guys are going to get with the standardization that everyone has done long ago.
Probably why all the people I know don't have iphones !!

So they just slap the thousand of devices that support their product in the face... lets see how fast those companies will adjust.

benalvino said,
So they just slap the thousand of devices that support their product in the face... lets see how fast those companies will adjust.

There's adapter for the new connector to work with the old dock connector port.

Will the new iPods use this as well - if so I'll have to bin my docks and my car! The iPod adapter on my car! My car will be worthless in 6 months as everyone will want a car with the new adapter!

Yay Apple want more money of cables so they decide to make their own incompatible port... Its take 6 years for the current one to be accepted and yet they already want to change!?? Why don't they just go with Micro USB like every one else.

ingramator said,
Yay Apple want more money of cables so they decide to make their own incompatible port... Its take 6 years for the current one to be accepted and yet they already want to change!?? Why don't they just go with Micro USB like every one else.

The Apple faithful will claim that there is some special "magic" that can be accomplished only using the Apple specific connection - all while claiming that Apple is the most standards compliant company around. But as you commented, other companies are able to achieve the same functionality using the recognized micro USB standard. If Apple developers and designers are the best to be found, they should be able to do what HTC, Nokia, or even (gasp) Samsung has done with the lowly USB standard.

nohone said,

The Apple faithful will claim that there is some special "magic" that can be accomplished only using the Apple specific connection - all while claiming that Apple is the most standards compliant company around. But as you commented, other companies are able to achieve the same functionality using the recognized micro USB standard. If Apple developers and designers are the best to be found, they should be able to do what HTC, Nokia, or even (gasp) Samsung has done with the lowly USB standard.

Yeah, I got into one of those debates with the Apple faithful. What you do have to chisider is this. The microUSB connection only has 5 pins. The Original Apple connector had 30. The extra pins allow for extra capabilities to happen at the same time. As the guy argued with me.

You can offload video, and sync and charge all at the same time with more pins. You can't do this with microUSB. However I told him, if I take my device and offload a video to a tv or monitor, if the battery has enough juice, why do I need to worry about syncing it too? As long as its charging nothing else matters. He was trying to justify its existence. I argued him down though saying. The phone is deigned to run one app at any one time. If you are sitting watching a movie, it wont matter that you can sync data because the nee devices use iCloud. Thus the point was moot.

9 times out of 10. most people are simply using the cable to charge the device. They dont need to use it to sync or do backups and it can be does wirelessly to any PC and there is the cloud option. Even before Apple had wireless sync or iCloud, only a few went and bought fancy cables that allow tv out of attaching a USB drive and more.

Apple doesn't choose standard options because they cant make money off of them.

Haggis said,
why cant they just make it Micro usb like every other bloody company lol
Because that would be complying to an open standard, and everyone should have to comply with Apple's standards so that they can pay them royalties.

Haggis said,
why cant they just make it Micro usb like every other bloody company lol
Because Apple like to be in control, you can't dictate the rules if your using something controlled by someone else (like microUSB). Apple is all about end-to-end integration and they will not stop until they control every possible aspect of their products and services.

Chicane-UK said,

Indeed. It is utterly ridiculous.

As much as I dislike it, still gotta love their products quality, I can't deny it! too good *sigh*

Haggis said,
why cant they just make it Micro usb like every other bloody company lol

Because then they would need another port to do the things that Micro USB doesn't do?

That's why so many devices have both Micro USB and some sort of micro-HDMI port.