Apple to provide 30-pin dock adapter for new iPhone

By , Jul 23, 2012

With a number of recent rumors pointing to the next-generation iPhone utilizing a smaller, 19-pin dock connector, some folks have started wondering what they’ll do with their collection of 30-pin accessories.

Well don’t throw them away just yet. A new report is out today claiming that Apple plans to provide an adapter for the new iPhone’s dock connector that will make it compatible with many current add-ons…

iMore, who originally broke the story of the smaller dock connector back in February, reports:

“While this seems like it should have been filed in the obvious drawer, because of all the questions we’ve been getting, and posts we’ve been seeing, iMore reached out to the original sources that gave us the new Dock connector story way back in February just to make doubly sure — and yes, there will be an adapter for the iPhone 5′s smaller dock connector that will let it work with many of the accessories designed for the old 30-pin Dock connector.”

It’s not known whether Apple will include the adapter in the sales packaging for the next iPhone, or sell it as a separate accessory. Either way, one is expected to be available at launch.

While there’s no way to verify that the new iPhone will feature the new 19-pin dock connector until Apple unveils it, the evidence is clearly stacked in its favor. We’ve seen leaked components, third-party cases and reports from major publications that all point to the smaller charging port.

It’s also worth noting that iMore has a fairly sound track record when it comes to Apple rumors. Earlier this year, the site accurately predicted the date of the new iPad event.

Apple is expected to unveil its new smartphone in late September or early October.

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  • http://twitter.com/alfyans Suffian :p

    Oh noooo, we cant share charger with iphone 5… :(
    Why APPLE!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

    Thank goodness. But I don’t understand WHY they would include it. Clearly they’d make more money if people had to go out and buy new stuff, but then again, a lot of people would be pissed too. Oh well. I’m not complaining!

  • jose castro

    that blow…. but what can we do lol…. kuddos

  • http://twitter.com/andymac1093 Andrew McAuliff

    That makes sense. I had always thought they’d do that. They released adapters for the MagSafe 2 chargers after all.

  • http://twitter.com/Pitchy Pitchy

    Included? No, this is Apple we are talking about. It will probably be $29.95 just like the iPad dongles for USB/SD Card and HDMI.

  • http://twitter.com/mrmberman Marc

    Don’t fret, it won’t be long before eBay is flooded with 99 cent Chinese clones.

    • Cyn

      Very true marc

  • http://twitter.com/iPhoneMagazin iPhone-Magazin.org

    Of course they will NOT include the adapter. iPhone 5 Packaging: iPhone 5, Charger, Charger Cable, Manual.

  • http://twitter.com/iphonejailbrea2 iphonejailbreak

    apple take care of thier community, thank you!

  • @dongiuj

    Maybe there will be a similar thing like with the free iphone case for the iphone 4 a couple of years ago. Who ever needs one can order a free one. Think about all those people who bought some kind of dock this year but wasn’t told that the connection is going to change rendering it useless when/if you get the new iphone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    They did it with the new MagSafe 2 adapter so I think we could expect one if a new port is true. Probably cost $10 or less just like the MagSafe adapter.