“TechCrunch has independently verified that Apple is working on adding a 19-pin port, replacing the current 30-pin port, to the new iPhone.” If this confirmation will become official, it’ll greatly affect the iPhone accessory market since most of them are designed to work on the current 30-pin port. Ooh, shall we say welcome to the world of port-adapters!
The 19-pin port in particular could have been the mini-port suggested on leaked images and video earlier. The appearance of the port seemed to be close to a Thunderbolt port available on many MacBook devices however accordingly Techcrunch reported “I’ve been told by three independent manufacturers that the pin-out will be different”.
The introduction of MagSafe 2 port mainly points that Apple is moving on space saving components and not just settle on the structural stability the current connector is offering.
The “three independent manufacturers all agreed that the 19-pin dock port is in the works,” TC reports, and all we can do now specific for all the accessory manufacturer is wait until the official announcement of the new standard connector for next-gen iPhone.