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iPhone 5 release preference with MagSafe 19-pin port

The tech world was stunned when the iPhone 4 prototype was leaked, unveiling the all-new design to the world for the very first time. However, the frequent amount of leaks for the upcoming iPhone 5 appear to have surpassed those prototype leaks, as everyone already has a clear vision on how the next iPhone is going to look.

Apple doesn’t seem to be too bothered about it this year either. We’re used to seeing Apple leaks prior to a new product announcement, but where are all these iPhone 5 case component leaks coming from and why isn’t Apple doing a better job of protecting their product?

As you’ve probably already heard numerous times, it is very likely that the iPhone 5 will have a much larger screen than the iPhone 4S. A new aluminum design on the back of the device has also been leaked in countless component images, while they have also revealed various other major changes.

We have spoke about the new position of the FaceTime camera before, but now we want to talk about the new charging dock connector that will be brand new for the next iPhone. Evidence is mounting that Apple has ditched their 30-pin connector, in favor of a smaller 19-pin connector instead. There were rumors online suggesting that it would actually be Micro-USB based, but further rumors have actually pinpointed Apple’s new connector to be MagSafe-based instead, similar to the magnetic charging connectors seen on the MacBook Air and Pro models.

The big ramifications to having a new connector are huge of course. It means that the current vast array of Apple accessories will not be compatible with Apple’s new iPhone, and manufacturers who have made an entire business on selling iOS accessories will have to start from scratch if Apple really adopts this new pin.

We love the MagSafe connector design on the likes of the Air though, so we’re definitely on board if they decide to make this change. Having a magnetic charging solution for the iPhone 5 will just add that extra element of style in our opinion, which Apple loves to bring to the table as you should know.

What are your thoughts on Apple changing from a 30-pin to a 19-pin charging connector?

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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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