Rumours that the iPhone 5 will ditch Apple's standard dock connector for a smaller port got fresh impetus today, after snaps of accessories for the new handset emerged online.
Sourced by iLounge, the photos depicted a wall charger and car charger for the iPhone 5. The giveaway as far as Apple’s plans for its handset are concerned is that both were bundled with a cable that the site claims converts their Micro USB plugs into a “new Apple connectors” so they will work with the iPhone 5.
And as if to confirm that the photos we're looking are the real thing, the images of the peripherals from Scosche have since been taken down at the accessory-maker's behest.
Speculation suggests that the new dock connector will feature 19, 16 or 12 pins instead of the 30-pin standard that has been a fixture of the iPhone since the first model dropped back in 2007.
Apple is expected to manufacture an adaptor for older accessories. However, rumours of its intentions have nonetheless fuelled a stream of piqued op-ed articles bemoaning the fact that the move to a smaller standard would render thousands of existing iPhone peripherals obsolete overnight.
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