Apple’s iPhone is popular than other Smartphones not only because of the awesome hardware & software combo Apple engineers put inside but also the whole accessory ecosystem built around Apple products. The gateway that connects the accessories with the hardware is the connector port.
Now according to the latest report from TechCrunch, Apple is working on introducing a 19-pin port, replacing the current 30-pin port, in the new iPhone. The move will surely disturb the iPhone accessory ecosystem.
The accessory makers are currently in limbo as they wait for Apple to officially announce the new connector, as it will presumably be incompatible with current accessories. The new port would reportedly come close in size to the Thunderbolt port found on Apple's newest Macs, the pin-out will be different.
Apple’s 30-pin ports have been the standard since Apple released the third generation iPod. The big deal of having a bigger connector is the structural stability it offers to the whole device when charging or when an accessory is connected.
Apple recently introduced a new type of connector ‘MagSafe 2′on their MacBook Pros.
Looks like Apple is working on saving space and working on better power systems for their devices. It’s fair enough since the iCloud and wireless syncing features have also reduced user reliance on the dock connector.