apple-iphone-5-dock-cableA series of photos supplied by 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]