We’ve heard that Apple is getting ready to ditch the dock
connector as it’s currently sized and implemented on iPods,
iPhones, and iPads. The reason isn’t anything political, like a
new desire to conform to an outdated micro-USB standard, but
typically Apple: to save space inside the iPhone 5 for what are
now more important components.
I’ve heard nothing about this, but I’m surprised it’s taken this long. The 30-pin dock connector is big, relatively speaking, and it isn’t very elegant. Why not switch to wireless charging? And if not wireless, surely Apple can come up with something smaller.
★ Friday, 24 February 2012