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First Pictures of Apple's New Mini Connector 303

Posted by timothy
from the ok-now-complain-about-it dept.
tad001 writes "The Daily Mail has pictures of Apple's new mini connector. The photograph, shared by French tech website nowhereelse.fr, shows two components, one of which is said to be similar to another apparently leaked picture of a part of the new iPhone. As well as the new dock connector, the part also seems to take in the headphone jack and the home button connector for the hotly awaited devices."
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First Pictures of Apple's New Mini Connector

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  • by bhunachchicken (834243) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @03:47PM (#41015529) Homepage

    I'm going with the following -

    1. No adapter in the box (after all, Apple didn't tell you to buy that accessory)*
    2. Adapters will cost $30 each ($10 to make, plus Apple's mark-up, plus tax)**

    * - after 9 months of moaning from people who say Apple have screwed them over, Apple will provide all iPhone 5 purchasers with a $5 off voucher, when ordering the adapter direct from their own website.
    ** - a commenter on the Daily Mail website is claiming that the adapters will only cost $5 each. No chance, sorry. How will Apple make any money off those???

  • by jellomizer (103300) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @03:48PM (#41015539)

    If they offered a Mag Lock type of technology, I think I would be a bit more interested. If they are just getting a smaller connector you might as well use what everyone else has.

  • by jellomizer (103300) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @03:57PM (#41015717)

    I found that Enterprise was worse then Voyager. But it is a tossup.

    Voyager stupid idea for a plot, but at least is wasn't a copy of Gilligan's Island (I was worried they will have a new fangle way to get home every episode and fail at the list minute).

    Enterprise had a good idea of the plot, but they got too much time travel and alternate Universe crap in it. I would much rather see, much lower Warp factors. (Max warp of 3) No Klingon's, more with the Romulan War, and a little more about getting the federation together. I did like the Andorrans.

    So we got Bad Plot, and did the best with it. Vs. Good Plot totally messed up.

  • by kidgenius (704962) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @04:15PM (#41016017)
    I've been using tons of micro-usb connections for years. I've been plugging and unplugging every day, multiple times, across multiple devices. I'd wager I have something on the order of 10000 unplug/plugs across my devices. I have never broken or bent a single micro-usb connector. I know my anecdote is not very good, but if there really was an "annoying tendency to break", I'm sure I would've had it happen and/or heard about it previously. Besides, the inside piece is metal....not plastic as i'm looking at my devices.

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