More evidence has appeared of what looks to be the next generation charging and sync cable from Apple. Moving to an 8-pin symmetrical design will allow the cable to be plugged in without concerns about the orientation of the dock connector.
iLounge explains that the photo could be of a replacement cable or an authentic Apple part with pre-production stamps on the full-sized USB end of the cable. The design of the cable certainly looks like existing 30-pin dock connector cables that have been in use on all of Apple's mobile devices since 2003.
Well it seems that melablog has the iPhone 5 30-pin dock adapter all figured out. The concept below shows us what could be in store for next generation iPhone users who need to connect to some older accessories.
There have been never ending reports of a smaller iPhone 5 dock connector, with 8 or 9 pins. Besides saving space in the iPhone 5 chassis, this connector is said to be symmetrical and even feature a MagSafe connector.
Before the iPhone and before electrical recording there was the gramophone. Although the sound quality of these wind up machines may lack something to the modern ear, the retro look of a Victrola still has its appeal. Now you can enhance the sound from your iPhone 4 or 4S without electricity while adding century-old flair.
Other audio docks such as Koostic work in the same way, essentially using the shape of the dock to amplify sound from the iPhone speaker. The iVictrola does this with ultimate simplicity while harking back to the era before radio.
Looking for a natural solution to amplify the sound coming out of your iPhone speakers? Koostic now offers a line of completely electricity-free iPhone docks made of high-quality wood. They are finished with orange oil and beeswax instead of harsh chemicals. The dock will amplify sound 2-4 times the normal volume of your iPhone speakers.
Koostic creates dynamic sound with acoustic amplification through specially designed sound channels and hemispheric sound chambers. As the Koostic website explains, the technology is similar to that used in an acoustic guitar. Strumming a hollow wood body will increase the volume.
With Panasonic's MW-20 digital photo frame, you can show off the photos, videos and music on your iPhone in style. The MW-20 stands in portrait or landscape orientation on a flat surface or can be mounted to a wall for that hanging picture effect.
The iPhone docks and shares content with a nine-inch high-resolution LCD screen, and a built-in 5.6mm speaker provides audio. The MW-20 also includes two GB of internal storage and fifteen different display patterns for photos.