1. Apple=Racket96's Avatar
    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 04:54 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    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???
    Probably an overreaction.
    06-16-2012 05:07 PM
  3. jclisenby's Avatar
    It would suck for accessories, but the extra space it would make will be great.
    06-16-2012 08:46 PM
  4. Apple=Racket96's Avatar
    It would suck for accessories, but the extra space it would make will be great.
    Well that's the problem. I have a $150 Bose speaker system. Wont be to happy if it changes:/
    06-16-2012 11:37 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    Well that's the problem. I have a $150 Bose speaker system. Wont be to happy if it changes:/
    I can't imagine that someone somewhere won't come up with an adapter...
    06-16-2012 11:42 PM
  6. jclisenby's Avatar
    I'm sure Apple will launch an adapter when they launch the micro dock. Probably be a few months till 3rd party adapters are available.
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    06-16-2012 11:50 PM
  7. Apple=Racket96's Avatar
    I sure hope they do because I will be VERY upset if $150 goes down the toilet
    06-17-2012 03:34 PM
  8. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    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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    06-17-2012 07:04 PM
  9. Bro-row's Avatar
    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.
    06-20-2012 09:33 AM
  10. Snackbardan's Avatar
    I think apple is going to because of the extra space it creates but I'm worried it's going to add to the fragmentation that the iOS6 announcement did. Which won't be good at all.
    06-21-2012 08:11 PM
  11. ray6712's Avatar
    In the pictures they keep showing it sort of looks like a thunderbolt port
    06-22-2012 12:20 AM
  12. baseballbert's Avatar
    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 02:28 PM
  13. NinoMH's Avatar
    There will most likely be adapters for sure if they decide to change the port size. Stop overreacting people. They will not force people to buy all new accesories for a new phone.

    Don't be thick.
    06-23-2012 04:16 PM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    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.
    WP8 fixes this problem how? Does the WP8 phone work with your iOS-dock Bose system? The Bose works with the device(s) that it was designed to work with... you got what you paid for. Get over it.
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    06-23-2012 04:33 PM
  15. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    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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    Last edited by iLive an iLife; 06-29-2012 at 03:37 PM.
    06-23-2012 08:36 PM
  16. Raptor007's Avatar
    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 01:42 PM
  17. Tytanious's Avatar
    Instead of over reacting, don't upgrade. Keep your phone and accessories. The 4 won't be obsolete for 2-3 years, the 4S even longer.
    06-28-2012 02:21 PM
  18. Fausty82's Avatar
    Cult of Mac is reporting that Tech Crunch has confirmation on the 19-pin dock connector...

    New iPhones 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 iPhones 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.

    TechCrunch reports:

    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.
    The port is said to be similar in size to the Thunderbolt port seen on recent Macs, but according to three independent manufacturers, the pin-out will be different.

    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 Apples 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 wont 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.
    Having said that, theres certainly a possibly that Apple will release an adapter that allows new iOS devices to connect to older accessories just like it has done with the MagSafe 1 to MagSafe 2 adapter. Although this wont be a perfect solution for certain accessories, it may mean that you dont have to sell all of your existing gadgets after all.
    06-29-2012 01:05 PM
  19. ray6712's Avatar
    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.
    06-29-2012 07:25 PM
  20. ray6712's Avatar
    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
    07-13-2012 07:43 PM
  21. Fatboy71's Avatar
    There will be adapters/converters from 30 pin to whatever pin the rumored connecter will have. A company like Apple will not leave older accessories useless.
    07-14-2012 05:43 PM
  22. Fatboy71's Avatar
    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.
    There will be adapters/converters from 30 pin to whatever the new connector has, there will be no need to worry.

    If Apple go to a smaller connector, then its going to free up more room, for example for a larger battery, larger screen.
    07-14-2012 05:53 PM
  23. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    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???
    You people seem to forget something : latest iPad, iPhone, AND iPod are still on 30 pins. Even if iPhone 5 switches to 19 pin, will the iPod also change on the next release? And the iPad? In any case, you'll see 30 pins adapter in every Apple store or other electronics for at least 10 more years. And of course I totally agree with the fact that adapters will be made available...
    07-15-2012 11:20 PM
  24. Vanti's Avatar
    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 04:28 AM
  25. Fatboy71's Avatar
    For all those over reacting re the proposed drop of the 30 pin connector to the smaller connector, I have 4 words,

    ADAPTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
    07-17-2012 12:21 PM
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