The first snap of what could be the new USB cable for Apple’s soon-to-land iPhone 5 has merged online, giving us an early glimpse of the shrunken 8-pin connector.
Like most Apple cables, this too features similar white plastic ends and a semi-white wire (it may just be dirty). Although there’s no guarantee this is the official cable and not a third-party one, if you look closely at the standard USB end, you can just about make out a QR code and the letters ‘FTC’ – aka Federal Trade Commission. This suggests it may be a test unit and is probably real, or a really good fake.
In any case, the deluge of leaks that has trickled down the rumour-mill in the last month or so make it pretty conclusive: the iPhone 5 will feature new, smaller 8-pin port that’ll do away with the current 30-pin standard.
Apple is expected to officially lift the curtain on the iPhone 5 on September 12th. If the stars align, a release should follow on September 21st.
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