We’ve heard reports that the iPhone 5 and future iPads will have a 19-pin Dock Connector that will replace the current 30-pin port. Not so, iLounge said in a report Wednesday. The site claims that Apple will actually implement an 8-pin connector instead.
“Although the original Dock Connector contained 30 pins, reports of 16- or 19-pin connectors seemed hard to square with the port’s small size and Apple’s actual need for additional pins beyond what USB/Micro-USB offer,” iLounge claims in its report. The site also said that Apple may indeed change the name of the “Dock Connector” to something else entirely.
Here’s another awesome leak from iLounge that we’re digging today: apparently Apple is working on a link that syncs up iOS 6 with Bluetooth 4. The technology could potentially allow other iOS 6-powered devices to display messages from your iPhone. So, for example, if you’re running, your iPod nano might display iMessages or email alerts. The tech could also allow you to initiate a phone call from an iPod touch, an iPad or an iPod nano. This feature hasn’t been discussed by Apple, which revealed iOS 6 during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, so it’s possible it will never come to fruition.