[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]This would kill their backward compatibility. I'm sure angering a bunch of people isn't the wise choice.[/citation]
Then clearly, Apple don't make many wise choices then do they?
[citation][nom]jldevoy[/nom]If they change the dock they should move to usb, like the rest of the world...but i suppose that runs the risk of not being able to price gouge for everything.[/citation]
[Apple] What can we do to increase our profit margin?..... I know, lets screw all the people who invested in ipod compatible electronics, and create a new dock so they are forced to buy all new stuff... (evil laugh)
[citation][nom]alhanelem[/nom]Fact: Iphone 5 still as bad as iphone 4S[/citation]
fact: you don't know that[citation][nom]scannall[/nom]I think it's unlikely that it will have a different dock connector.[/citation]
probably not. the current one is thing regardless[citation][nom]CMI86[/nom]A new dock connector ? So does that mean it is still completely incompatible with 99.999% of the connection standards on the planet ? Of course it does, its apple.[/citation]
sony does the same shi-. it's stupid and i hate it. proprietary connections should not be allowed[citation][nom]heffeque[/nom]What about the micro-USB port standard? Shees! Can't they just all use THAT and that's it?[/citation]
100% agree[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]This would kill their backward compatibility. I'm sure angering a bunch of people isn't the wise choice.[/citation]
i think most people wouldn't care considering its apple and they usually bundle the needed connections[citation][nom]-Jackson[/nom]Then clearly, Apple don't make many wise choices then do they?[/citation]of course not, it's not like they're a multi-billion dollar corporation or anything like that
The new connector is likely to use Thunderbolt technology as apple as filled patent regarding this a couple of months ago.
Because of new EU legislation , they will have to supply an USB adapter for their cable so that Charger is similar to the newest phones.
This will mean faster speeds between iTunes sync sessions and new of possibilities when connecting multiple devices trough this system. (on MAC's.)
BTW , there will be Thunderbolt motherboards and PCI express cars available soon too. Regarding the size:
I think 4.3 inches is the perfect size for a phone , any thing bigger than that is just silly.