is apple's new iphone 5 micro connecter really just a 19-pin micro usb connector? makes sense as the eu has

It is all but certain that when the iPhone 5 ships Apple will have replaced the 30-pin USB connector, a piece of tech that dates to 2003’s iPod, with a sleeker, smaller, svelter connector. That said, in addition to regulating shapes and sizes of vegetables, the European Union has also declared that all mobile phones must implement the micro USB standard to reduce the proliferation of chargers, cabling and adapters.

Merge and meld the two ideas and you get the nut of the concept proposed by Italy’s Mela blog. Whereas folks have been saying that the new connector would be roughly the size of a micro USB, wouldn’t it make sense if the port was in fact an EU-compatible 19-pin micro USB connector?

Our hypothesis is that Apple has designed a micro connector mechanically and electrically compatible with the micro USB port, so as to comply with European directive which provides for the adoption of this port to all mobile phones in order to limit dissemination Charger ownersfull Google translation

In addition to complying with EU rules, which is something Apple is inclined to do as they make lots money over there, going with a micro USB connector would also make it easy to produce a 19-pin to 30-pin adapter — an altogether very reasonable hypothesis.

Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?

9 COMMENTS
  1. Its a possibility but I hope the unit / adapter would not look like the above…. Since many people use a case to protect their iPhone, You would need any adapter to have more extension to allow it to fit.   

    Also, the picture indicates that a microusb connector does not have the pin capability to carry audio and control connections,,,,,, therefore the extra audio plug.  

    Any thoughts,??

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  2. This will be the first thing to break sigh… iPhone users, use that 30pin way more than other brand phones mainly due to charging, syncing, and etc. That’s why I loved the iPhone was due to it’s strong and consistent charging adapter that was able to charge my iPad, iPhone and iPod… So now not only will I for the first time have multiple cords to worry about with a apple product, I will now have to worry about how soon that mini port will break due to it’s smaller size being worked out like a big port. I love the idea but they should have incorporated into the iPad 3 first.

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