Although rumours of a smaller dock connector have been surrounding the sixth-generation iPhone for a while now, it has been unclear as to when it will reach Apple’s other mobile devices. iMore has now stated that we will see a smaller 19-pin dock connector in all of Apple’s iOS devices this fall.iMore has stated that;
iMore has learned that Apple intends to update their entire lineup of iOS device products to support the new, miniaturized Dock connector, and to do it as early the rumored September 12 special event this fall. This would include the iPhone 5, the the new iPod nano and iPod touch, the rumored 7-inch iPad mini, and an updated version of the current 9.7-inch iPad.
The information comes from the same sources that told iMore about the new, smaller Dock connector back in February, and about a mini Dock adapter to fit legacy accessories last month.
It makes sense that Apple would roll the new connector out as quickly as possible, but highlighting five or more products in one event is not how Apple conventionally do things.
With the 7-inch iPad rumoured to be unveiled at the September 12 event, alongside the next iPhone, the new iPod Touch and the new iPod Nano, the event is already looking to be full to the brim with new devices.
With these devices looking to have the new dock connector included, the 9.7-inch iPad will be the only remaining current generation iOS device without the 19-pin connector. Although it is already approximately halfway through its cycle, until the fourth-generation iPad is released early next year. Is a mid-cycle refresh really worth it?
iMore’s track record is quite solid, so it wouldn’t be surprising if this did occur. Whether this rumour has basis to it or not, this September 12 event is shaping up to be massive.