Accessories Designed For Apple’s Smaller Dock Connector Leak Out

Accessories Designed For Apple’s Smaller Dock Connector Leak Out

iLounge has shared the first pics of what it claims are accessories designed for Apple’s new dock connector. A smaller 8-9 pin dock connector is expected to debut in the iPhone 5 next month, and we’ve seen plenty of part leaks showing the connector itself. This is the first time we’ve seen an accessory designed for the smaller dock, however.

Weeks ahead of the debut of the next-generation iPhone, an anonymous tipster has provided iLounge with the first photographs of electronic accessories designed for Apple’s new Dock Connector. Each of the images appears to show upcoming products from leading third-party accessory maker Scosche, beginning with “syncABLE Pro,” a dual-device wall charger and “reNUE Pro,” a dual-device car charger. Both charging products are bundled with a cable that converts its Micro USB plug into a “new Apple connector,” and come in multiple versions with varying levels of power output.

Accessories Designed For Apple’s Smaller Dock Connector Leak Out

An iPhone 4S inside a case designed for the next iPhone.

  • Len Williams

    My question on this is “Is it strong enough to support the iPad like the old-style connector?” It should be able to easily support the iPhone, but I’m wondering if it has the strength to support the weight and torque from an iPad without snapping off. While I’m sure that the engineers at Apple have researched this, the tiny form factor makes me concerned–if indeed Apple is moving to this new smaller connector.

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