If the iPhone 5 has new charging port...
Im hoping to death that apple keeps the 30-pin port because if it doesn't,I'm afraid I'll HAVE to ditch my iPhone 4 because in a couple years they'll be no more supplies for it!
Is this a deal breaker just for me? Am I overreacting???
- 06-16-2012, 04:07 PM #2
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- 06-17-2012, 06:04 PM #8
Yeah, I completely agree with everyone. I just got an iHome for my birthday and I love that thing (if even fits my iPhone with its case). When my parents gave it to me, my Mum said if the iPhone adapter changes, she wants it back for her iPhone and she'll get me a new one haha. I give her credit for doing some research!!
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- 06-20-2012, 08:33 AM #9
I guarantee that there will be an apple and/or third party adaptor. In the meantime, after the purchase of your iPhone 5, leave your iPhone 4 on your iHome and/or Bose system permanently or temporarily. If anything it would be more convenient with all of your music synced to your old iPhone.
- 06-21-2012, 07:11 PM #10
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- 06-23-2012, 01:28 PM #12
No, apple has done a ****ty thing because they think anything Cupertino releases will be lapped up by us. You aren't over reacting.
I'm out $500 on a Bose system in a few months if I get the 5. I was going to sell my 4s to get the 5.
Now I'm going to take a harder look at wp8.
- 06-23-2012, 03:16 PM #13
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- 06-23-2012, 07:36 PM #15
I actually wouldn't be apposed to an adapter because if I go with a LifeProof, or something similar, I'd need an extender anyway to fit my iHome.
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- 06-28-2012, 12:42 PM #16
The point is a WP8 device uses a microUSB port so while it doesn't work with his Bose system, he isn't looking to support Apple by buying another phone that won't either.
Beyond that though, yes their would likely be adapters by Apple, maybe the OEM's like Bose will offer a new adapter or cable/adapter to work. For those (like me) who have the Bose Wave systems, that was a $150 accessory to that will be useless (for me) so I would likely sell that accessory and get another one.
- 06-28-2012, 01:21 PM #17
- 06-29-2012, 12:05 PM #18
Cult of Mac is reporting that Tech Crunch has confirmation on the 19-pin dock connector...
New iPhone’s 19-Pin Mini Dock Connector ‘Confirmed’ | Cult of Mac
While its four-inch widescreen display may still be the source of much debating, according to one report, the new iPhone’s 19-pin “mini” dock connector has now been confirmed by independent sources. The port will replace the existing 30-pin setup that was first introduced to the third-generation iPod many, many years ago in “a move that will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem.”
Although the form factor and actual size are still unknown, TechCrunch has independently verified that Apple is working on adding a 19-pin port, replacing the current 30-pin port, to the new iPhone. It is a move that will surely send shocks through the iPhone accessory ecosystem.
We already have a relatively good idea of what it will look like externally thanks to those leaked images of a purported sixth-generation iPhone back cover than have been circulating in recent weeks.
The existing 30-pin connector, although significantly larger than other smartphone connectors like the microUSB, is considered to be a more stable solution for certain accessories — such as docks. But it does limit Apple’s design flexibility somewhat. The iPod nano, for example, could physically get any smaller with the existing 30-pin connector.
As it seeks to make the iPhone and the iPad even thinner, then, a smaller, sleeker dock connector seems inevitable. The downside to this, of course, is that all of your existing accessories won’t be compatible:
Three independent manufacturers all agreed that the 19-pin dock port is in the works and many accessory manufacturers are facing an uneasy few months as they wait for official news of the standard to be announced.
- 06-29-2012, 06:25 PM #19
I'm thinking it will probably be very similar to a MagSafe connector Apple already has the patents showing they can transfer data with the MagSafe plus it would seal the largest single port on the phone making it very hard to damage it with water.
- 07-13-2012, 06:43 PM #20
but in all likely good there will be an adapter for it if it changes and even if it does change you know the aftermarket will support it so I would say its an easy overreaction. Apple usually does things to improve the experience not just to do them so just hold off before making an assumption that may or may not be true
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- 07-17-2012, 03:28 AM #24
Most definitely an over reaction. You should welcome the new mini or nano port with open arms it shows that they are making progress on that front and think of all the new goodies we will have baked inside " hopefully ". An as regards to ditching your 4 its going to have to happen one day it wasnt intended for you to have it forever
- 07-17-2012, 11:21 AM #25