Accessories often spoil hardware plans companies have before they’re officially unveiled. In this case, that Apple is adopting a smaller dock connector — not that we didn’t suspect as much. But now we’re seeing a whole deluge of accessories people might be buying this upcoming holiday season.
The photos of the third party accessories were acquired by iLounge, and showcase a full cavalcade of connections, ports and add-ons. Each complies with the oft-rumored 9-pin connection Apple is reportedly transitioning to, so either the accessory maker knows something we don’t, or it’s banking on the rumors that have been swirling over the past several months.
Last year, plenty of supposed iPhone 5 cases popped up on the Internet in anticipation of a redesign, and we all remember how that turned out. However, with so many case leaks and corroborating reports appearing, it’d be a huge surprise to see Apple stick with the 30-pin connection currently being used now.