The controversy surrounding iPhone 5 add-ons started the moment we heard about a change in the power port, and considering this is the first time such a change has taken place, it’s certainly no small thing. The popularity of Apple’s phone means that there are an army of accessories on the market, and some homes have multiple gadgets that need to dock and connect to their new iPhone 5 when it launches, so it’s understandable that some users will be a little concerned.
Apple iPhone 5 accessory makers are banking on rumors – We cannot confirm or deny if accessory makers are working with Apple and have inside information about the final design, although considering the amount of iPhone 5 add-ons being created already in preparation, we highly doubt they are all privileged to this information. Apple is extremely secretive about their upcoming products and in our opinion some of these accessory manufactures are taking a big gamble on the final iPhone 5 design.
Today we heard from this source that Scosche had designed some accessories for the new iPhone 5 dock connector, although the said images were later taken down and the website stated that Scosche requested this, which in itself speaks a thousand words. It is worth pointing out that some retailers would welcome a smaller port on the iPhone 5 with open arms, which is thanks to all the extra accessory sales it would likely bring. There are other accessory brands getting ready for the next iPhone but also being careful at the same time, and one of these is iSkin.
Your accessories will work with the new iPhone 5 port – Apple will make sure they deliver a solution for users, and this would’ve been part of the iPhone 5 design process, which is pretty obvious considering the millions that have been spent on accessories for iPhones. People have too much to lose when it comes to gadgets in their homes, cars, office, and other places that need to connect to their phone.
One solution will be an adapter that fits onto the bottom of your iPhone 5, and this would at least be available to order on the Apple Store, although we know that most people would want one free inside the iPhone 5 box, or at the very least see an extremely discounted adapter available right away. You can see a concept photo above that shows roughly how this could be done.
Are you happy to finally see the bottom port change on the upcoming iPhone 5, and are you confident that Apple will make sure you can still use your existing accessories with the new iPhone? One feature that might not make it to the new hardware is NFC, which we heard would be the case many months ago, although new leaked photos claimed NFC (technology for mobile payments and other services) would be on the new iPhone 5 but later were discredited.