A Smaller Charging Dock For Apple iPhone 5, Patent Granted!

by admin on July 19, 2012

in Apple, Gadgets, News

It all started back in February ‘2012, when rumors started surfacing claiming that a new smaller charging port would be introduced in the upcoming installment of iPhone, yes, Apple iPhone 5. In the last two days, we have been covering a lot on Apple’s iPhone 5, which is the most awaited smartphone of the year 2012. We are yet not sure when and at what price will it hit the international market, but we are surely keeping a record on the latest news coming directly from our sources all over the world. In the meant time, you might want to check out our rumor-roundup of Apple iPhone 5.


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Going off topic for a while, Apple recently got a blow from Samsung when the UK Court asked Apple to publish a text saying “Samsung Didn’t Copy iPad” on their official UK website. Coming back to a smaller charging dock, the news comes directly from our friends at MacWorld claiming that Apple has been granted a smaller charging port patent today, and the news hints towards Apple iPhone 5 directly since we have been expecting a smaller dock for charging since February this year.

We believe that Apple is saving space inside the device, since the device will already be slimmer than before, with a stronger processor and larger display. This is not all, we have also seen a smaller charging port on many prototypes of iPhone 5 in the last few months.

The patent hints at potential changes brought about to the data and charging port on Apple’s line of iPhone smart-phones. Instead of usual 30-pin dock connector, Apple is expected to implement a 19-pin dock connector in its upcoming iPhone 5, as confirmed by sources. Here is an excerpt from the patent as highlighted by MacWorld.


It would be desirable to remove the total number of connections made to a peripheral device so as to reduce the number of connectors and cables needed to operate the peripheral device. By reducing the number of connectors and cables, the peripheral size and the cost of the product may be decreased as well as the ease of use of the peripheral device may be improved (less cables to tote around).

Well, this might be a advanced move, but what about in-numerous iPhone peripherals and accessories that used to depend on the standard iPhone charging port? Apple would have to think about it. However, we are keeping our mouth shut until we get our hands on some more information about the same. Till then, keep subscribed!

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