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Phil Schiller on Why the iPhone 5 Has a New Dock Connector, But No Wireless Charging or NFC

Interview with Ina Fried:

As for why the company is changing the dock connector that has been on nearly all iPhones and iPods since 2003, Schiller said it simply wasn’t possible to build products as thin as the new iPhones and iPods without changing the cord. Hence, the new “Lightning” connector.

I’m surprised the old dock connector lasted as long as it did. It always struck me as ugly and un-Apple-like.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012