The iPhone 5’s smaller connector was detailed today. The new connector is 80 percent smaller than previous designs and an adapter is available.
The new iPhone has a new dock connector; we knew that. It is smaller than previous connector; we also knew that. During the official announcement of the iPhone 5, Apple went into detail on the new dock connector. The connector is 80 percent smaller, reversible, more durable, has an “adaptive interface,” is all digital, and has 8-pins. The only devices in Apple’s repertoire to support the new connector were announced today; the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch, and the new iPod Nano.
Accessory makers are like Bose, BLW, and B&O have already been confirmed to be developing new accessories that are natively compatible with the new connector. Users who want to use older accessories do have the option to buy an adapter, but it’ll cost them a pretty penny. The adapter is on sale in the Apple store for $29.