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Your iPhone 5 May Not Get Compatible Accessories Until at Least November

Apple's new dock connector is basically a big old screw job. Sure, it helps make your phone slimmer, and sleeker by saving space. Great, but Apple also wants to charge you £25 for a 30-pin adapter, and it's installed a special chip to make it hard for unauthorized OEMs to produce accessories. As if that weren't bad enough, it looks like even Apple-approved Lightning-friendly hardware could still be months away. Read More >>

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Old iOS Music Accessories Should Work With Apple's New Lightning Dock Connector

For people like musicians who use more sophisticated 30-pin devices, Apple's switch to a new dock connector could potentially be devastating. Luckily, initial reports indicate much of this hardware will work with the new Lightning connector. Read More >>

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How Many iPhone 5 Cable Adapters Will You Buy?

Are you planning to get an iPhone 5? Do you have charge stations set up all over your home, car, and office? If you want to keep your setup intact, you're gonna have to get some of those £25 adapters (or buy new cables altogether). So how many 30-pin-to-Lightning adapters are you going to have to snatch up to maintain the status quo in your nerd cave? Read More >>

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Apple's New iPhone 5 "Lightning" Dock Connector Might Be USB3.0

We'll find out later today, but rumours surrounding Apple's new "Lightning" dock connector seem to suggest it'll be USB3.0, not Thunderbolt, which would make perfect sense for Windows-using iPhone-wielders the world over. Lightning quick syncs, but wide compatibility? Yes, please. Read More >>

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More Rumoured iPad Mini and iPhone 5 Parts Leak

With the expected announcement of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini just under a month away now, rumoured parts and pieces of the upcoming devices are flying in from everywhere. The latest? New photos that claim to show the new, smaller dock connector and bottom headphone jack in the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. Read More >>

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What's Really Going On With Apple's New Dock Connector

Aside from a larger screen, one of the biggest rumours about the next iPhone is the idea that it will feature a significantly shrunken down dock connector. But how small will it get? And more importantly: why does it matter? Read More >>

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Too Bad These Stylish iPhone Cables Are About To Be Obsolete

Standard iPhone charging cables are pretty boring, and they're practically begging to get covered in a layer of gray grime. These snazzy cables are much more fun, it's just too bad they're going to be outdated so soon. Read More >>

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Will Apple Update Its Entire iOS Lineup This Autumn?

At this point, Apple is widely expected to swap the iPhone's longstanding 30-pin dock connector with something a lot smaller. But what about the rest of Apple's iOS product lineup? Hell, what about the iPod nano? According to iMore, all of Apple's iOS products will get updated to include the new dock adapter. Read More >>

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The iPhone 5's 8-Pin Connector Could Finally Bring an End to the "Which Way Is Up?" Conundrum

Here's tasty titbit on top of a rumoured even-smaller 8-pin connector for Apple's next iPhone. It could have 8-pins on both sides of the cable, meaning it wouldn't matter which way you plugged it in, finally removing the blasted fumbling needed to get the damn thing connected the right way up. Read More >>

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Apple's Infuriating Hardware Changes Are For Your Own Good

If Apple switches from a 30-pin dock connector to a smaller 19-pin design, as a story by Reuters reports, iPhones and iPads would have a new standard port. This is certain to frustrate some people—namely the huge market base that has purchased billions of pounds worth of licensed chargers and docks. Read More >>

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Death to the Dock Connector Is Imminent, Suggests Apple Job Opening

Apple has posted on their jobs pages a job opening at Cupertino for a Connector Design Engineer, which only strengthens the growing speculation that the 30-prong dock connector we've all grown accustomed to is on its way out the door. Read More >>

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