updated - May 22, 2013 Wednesday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
A new story and video showed that the plug-in outlet for the new iPhone, rumored to be released this fall, may have a different kind of pin port in which to plug in accessories and chargers than its predecessors.
A new video from eTradeSupply, who got their hands on the outside case for the new iPhone, showed that the plug dock at the bottom of the new iPhone will be a 19-pin port, rather than the 30-pin port that all models of the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and dating all the way back to the third generation iPod were built with, said a report in TechCrunch.
The technology blog also received confirmation that Apple is indeed working on the newly-shaped plug port, that they noted was similar in size to the Thunderbolt port available in MacBook devices, though still somewhat different, manufacturers confirmed to TechCrunch on Wednesday.
The blog assumed that the change in port was partly to do with saving space, as they noted in their report. With the confirmation TechCrunch received from iPhone manufacturers that the 19-pin port was indeed being built rather than the current model, it will leave developers of accessories ill at ease.
As accessories like speakers, chargers, docks are currently built with the 30-pin port featured on all current Apple mobile and handheld devices, the gadgets may soon become obsolete as they won't be of use for the new iPhone model.
"Apple is great at getting us to buy new products, and this may be one its biggest coups yet. The environment will suffer, like usual, but expect accessory manufacturers to make a mint after an uncomfortable transition," Dave Their of Forbes.com reported.
Bloggers and iPhone users around the internet and world are at uproar over the possible change of port sizes, which could make the accessories they own useless, and force them to purchase the same items but with the newly-shaped port for the new iPhone.
"People are stunned by this possibility, myself included. I mean, why fix something that's not broken?" Awesome Robo's Sirio Brozzi noted.
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