With all of the recent next-generation iPhone 5 related leaks and rumors, one of the most intriguing aspects of the proposed redesign is the smaller, redesigned dock connector. Earlier this month, images were leaked of what was allegedly the iPhone 5 connector portion of the redesigned USB cable.
Complete with eight gold pins, the leaked images of the connector aligned with recent rumors. Initial claims suggested that Apple’s new connector will sport a 19-pin design over the current 30-pin connector used in the current line of iOS devices. However, based on the newer images and reports, it’s now thought that the upcoming iPhone will feature an even smaller charging and data transfer port.
Moreover, last week, pictures of the proposed dock assembly to be used in the next-generation iPhone surfaced and, if genuine, confirmed the leaked portion of the USB cable. Built with similarly spaced eight gold pins and a cutout that appears to support the eight-pinned dock connector, the assembly helps to authenticate the concept of a smaller port.
Today, iLounge posted an image of what they were told is the entire iPhone 5-compatible USB cable. Highlighting the same eight gold pin design as mentioned above, this new leak provides what is arguably an accurate representation of what the finalized, redesigned next-generation iPhone’s dock connector will look like. However, the code on the USB side of the cable will certainly be left out of the retail version. With Apple’s iPhone unveiling event rumored to be held on September 12th, we’ll find out soon enough if the recent leaks and widely-accepted design are authentic. Stay tuned for complete coverage on Apple and their upcoming sixth-generation iPhone.