Smaller connectors = more breakage?
Maybe it'll be a magnetic connection instead of mechanical?

Rob Stalling
IT Specialist
Barre Supervisory Union

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Bryan Thompson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Interesting. Think of all the third party companies (clock radio's etc.,) that would have to create a new product.

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Bryan Thompson
Technology Coordinator
Winooski School District
60 Normand Street
Winooski, VT 05404

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
# from the everything-you-know-is-SCSI department

Apple getting ready to ditch the traditional iPhone, iPad, and iPod dock connector

By Rene Ritchie, Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm


An updated “micro dock” would make room for bigger batteries, 4G radios, and other components far more important to the iPhone and iPad in a PC free world.

We’ve heard that Apple is getting ready to ditch the dock connector as it’s currently sized and implemented on iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The reason isn’t anything political, like a new desire to conform to an outdated micro-USB standard, but typically Apple: to save space inside the iPhone 5 for what are now more important components.


The importance of the dock connector has also changed. When the iPhone 4 was released, iOS was not yet PC free. There was no iCloud. There was no AirPlay. There was no Bluetooth 4.0.


Apple probably won’t go micro-USB either, because it’s not faster and not Apple’s style.

A smaller dock connector — a “micro dock” if you will — makes a lot more sense.