Taiwanese website Apple.pro has allegedly leaked the dock connector and cable of Apple’s next iPhone. If the images are true, not much has changed from the current dock setup.

There have been rumors that Apple will change the connection architecture of the next iPhone to something like MagSafe. But, according to Apple.pro (which is usually very reliable with Apple supply chain rumors), the same 30-pin connector that we all know and love will remain in the iPhone 5.

MacRumors reports,

“The part is nearly identical to the corresponding part found in the current iPhone, with the main exception of a slightly narrower connector and cable where the part connects to the device’s main board. The connector carries a part number of 821-1300-02, compared to 821-1281-A for the Verizon iPhone and 821-1093-A for the original iPhone 4.”

So, rumors claiming a major redesign of the iPhone 5’s connector have been debunked. Apple will stick with its current standard and possibility shift to a new architecture in the coming years.

It is worth noting that Apple (if these images are authentic) has ignored the European Commission’s new USB charge standard.

“The European Commission recently implemented a micro-USB universal charger standard, leading to some speculation that Apple would have to include such a port in addition to or instead of the existing dock connector, but Apple can meet the new requirements by simply including a dock connector to micro-USB adapter.”

AppleInsider mentions other details from Apple.pro’s report,

“The report claims Apple has built a new iPhone model with a “sliding cover.” It notes that the alleged device has a “frame shape” similar to the current iPhone 4, though the device is “slightly thicker” than the current-generation iPhone.

Though the roughly translated report does not specifically indicate that the “sliding cover” would involve a keyboard, the same site earlier this month said that Apple was evaluating three prototypes for the iPhone 5, and one of them allegedly has a slide-out keyboard. In that report, it was said that a “sliding cover” would conceal a keyboard on the handset.”

As far as a slide-out keyboard is concerned, this report seems quite vague. Apple.pro also claims that the leaked iPhone 5 bezel from this past weekend was a fake.

It is worth mentioning that the report also references a 3D screen. So, take what you read with a grain of salt.

Apple may tease a preview of the iPhone 5 at its iPad event this Wednesday, but the odds are slim. We’ll most likely have to wait till WWDC this June to actually see anything concrete about the device.

 

 

  • Tuanvy512

    Rumors and assumptions really drove me crazy in the last couple weeks!!! :'(

  • Sounds like a typical Apple move…… I agree with most people when they say there will be nothing huge as far as change is concerned with the aesthetics of the new model. By the looks of it I’ll be hanging onto my iPhone 4 for another year or so.

  • Justin

    The 30 pin connector that we love? Love? If theres one thing I hate its the stupid connector.

  • Rob

    There Won’t Be A Slide Out Keyboard, They Won’t Go Backwards When Going Forward, Dont Even Think About It ^_^

    • Lerimer Santana

      +1

  • geoces

    what is the rumored release of the Iphone5. is everyone still thinking later summer?

  • Ben

    If you look at the image closely you can clearly see that the beginning of the part number is 821-1093, this is just an image of the dock connector for the iPhone 4…. Nice try guys

    • Lerimer Santana

      Look at the first image. Scroll up to the very top.

      • Ben

        Hey,
        Sorry about that, the first image didn’t show up on my iPhone, but it does on my pc 🙁

  • Jenn

    These rumors are, “just for entertainment purposes only”, for me. Until something official comes out from Apple anyway. I do think it’s exciting but it’s also pointless. Like when people claimed they found Big Foot in GTA San Andreas 🙂

  • That’s nice for compatability I guess… Wish they’d improve the cables though.My iPhone cable’s are all wrinkled and saggy and crap at the connector ends. Not one of my mini usb’s are like this at all, it’s tat weird rubber sleeve on the iCable’s that is my bane….

  • Fastwalking

    I think Apple is intentionally confusing us all by dropping various tidbits. I doubt they are working on multiple phones but are simply using the old “bait and switch” idea to keep us all guessing, while the real unit could be any of these or another unknown. As various parts become “leaked”, Apple will know exactly who leaked what and yet know one will have actually leaked the real McCoy.

    After the fiasco last year when someone “stole” or leaked the case, Apple would be wise to keep their cards closer to their chest.

  • i already knew it

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  • Jobbie Nooner

    My ipod headphones SUCK. Apples accessories are cheap chink chit. and wayyyy tooo expensive.