The 30-pin dock connector has been as much apart of Apple as the lowercase "i." Debuting in 2001 on the original iPod, the dock connector has gone on to grace nearly every iDevice. However, according to a report from TechCrunch that's all about to change with the iPhone 5. In an effort to clear up more space within the device, Apple is switching to a smaller 19-pin dock connector. Rumors have Apple adopting the connector for all future iPhones, iPods, and iPads. This is horrible news for people who have invested hundreds in speakers and other multimedia devices made to work with Apple's line of portable gadgets.
It Will Use a Smaller Dock Connector