Apple will create an adaptor to enable older accessories work with the new port it is set to adapt for the iPhone 5, an analyst claims, smartly averting a revolt among legacy iDevice users.
Purported leaks from the Apple supply chain reveal that the next-gen iPhone will ditch the 30-pin dock connector that has been present and correct since the first handset in favour of a smaller 19-pin port.
The reports sparked predictions of howls of outrage from users of older iPhones whose collection of accessories would be rendered obsolete overnight.
However, according to Franciso Jeronimo, an analyst at technology research firm IDC, chatter of an iRevolt is sensationalism on a grand scale, with Apple in fact likely to circumvent a white (goods) riot with an adaptor.
The brilliantly named Jeronimo, who we’d like to think roams the plains of the Old West on horseback, said: "Apple needs to find a solution not to disappoint their current clients who want to upgrade to the new iPhone but are tied to an expensive accessory that have bought.
"I believe Apple will come up with some sort of adaptor so the new iPhone can be used with previous connectors.”
Expected in September or October, the iPhone 5 is reportedly already in production and will principally differ from earlier editions through a larger four-inch screen and taller, thinner design.