Pictures Show Apple’s New 9-Pin Sync Cable Compared to Micro USB

by Brandon Russell | September 8, 2012

apple-iphone-5-dock-cableA series of photos supplied by nowhereelse.fr compare the commonly used Micro USB standard to Apple’s alleged new dock connector. The side-by-side shots show that the iPhone 5’s shrunken connection is quite similar in size, though Apple eschews the Micro format because of its one-way-only limitation.

The company’s new 9-pin format is expected to allow consumers to plug their device in in any orientation; basically, no way is wrong. As an aside, the source who provided the comparison shots said to ignore the blatant Meizu adverts peaking from behind the cables — “pay [no] attention to [that] detail.” In any case, the cable looks like the very same we saw just recently, so we’d say this is a pretty accurate representation of what will be unveiled on Sept. 12.

[via AppleInsider]

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...