Apple patents new connector with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt
And it might be smaller... get saving for a new iPod dock
Apple has filed a patent for a new form of iPod, iPad and iPhone dock connector that, if became a reality, would replace the 30-pin connector port that’s been used ever since the iDevice’s conception.
The ‘reduced’ in that title has us wondering, though; will the new port and connector be smaller in size than the current breed? If so, it’ll mean that there’ll be an incompatibility issue for old docks and new iMachines, and vice-versa. If that’s the case, that BeoSound Dock you just shelled out for may soon be rendered obsolete.