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iPhone 5 connector may be MagSafe like MacBook Air

It now looks very likely that Apple has decided to banish the veteran 30-pin dock connector from their upcoming iPhone 5 smartphone. The 30-pin format has been adopted on a whole collection of Apple mobile products, but now evidence is mounting that the new iPhone is going to feature a smaller dock connector.

Today we have some more information to give you on this, as new rumors are again suggesting that Apple may turn to a MagSafe style connector for the iPhone 5. Owners of Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops will be very familiar with how the connector looks, but for those that aren’t – we could be seeing a magnetic charging solution for the iPhone at long last.

We really hope it happens too as we would definitely prefer a MagSafe connector over a standard 30-pin one. An article published by iLounge this week claims that Apple in actual fact will use an 8-pin connector, as opposed to a 16-pin or 19-pin connector that has been rumored in the past.

The barrage of iPhone 5 component images have already shown us Apple’s smaller connector port in the flesh, while a previous article we wrote here suggests that there will definitely be an adapter available to connect up old iOS accessories to the new iPhone 5 connector.

Moving to MagSafe seems like a logical step to us, so hopefully we find out some further information on this. Would you be happy with a magnetic charging dock, or would you prefer Apple to offer a different solution entirely? How does a design similar to the image above look to you?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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