We are near to the Apple’s unveiling its next-generation iOS device called the iPhone 5 in a week, and now some other exclusive news came out as a rumor that surfaced pointing the expected new small dock connector. The photos of that adapter we have seen and shown as a nine-pin dock connector and a room for a headphone jack on the bottom. While the current iPhone 4’S posing it with a 30-pin dock on the bottom with the headphone jack at the top. Apart this, now the rumor surfaces in another way speculating that the Apple will only be the supplier of New Dock Connector Adapter for the new iPhone. Details after the jump!
It’s clear that when the Cupertino company switches over to smaller 9-pin Dock Connecter for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, all the existing cables, chargers and accessories will be not going to work without adapter. Today, according to a new report, you will be able to purchase that adapter none other than from Apple, which will be selling them, in pack of one or three.
iLounge reports say that Apple is planning to be the only “exclusive initial vendor” of iPhone Dock Connecter Adapters, which it sells for a cost of $10 a pop or $29 for a pack of three, alongside a new Apple-branded 3.0 USB cable compatible to iPhone 5 for cost around $19 each.
So, Apple will be the only company selling the new dock cables and also the new dock adapters to work with existing accessories. What about the cable-makers and third-party accessory makers.
According to the news Apple has in recent months stopped approving third-party poposals for connector-equipped accessories, so the “official company will corner the market for both the rumored 9-pin Dock Connector adapters and cables, similarly like it did with the MagSafe connectors for MacBook laptops, using licensing agreements and threats of lawsuits to prevent less expensive third-party solutions from coming to market. One of the source also points that, the source, Apple estimates that it will sell the first 10 million Adapters by the end of 2012. It remains unclear whether Apple will allow third-party developers to release competing alternatives before then, or afterwards.”
So, for now, the new Dock Connector Adapter that will allow the next-generation iPhone to be used with older 30-pin Dock Connectors.