Area Cat is Concerned Over iPhone 5 Connector Rumors
Oliver, a cat from the Washington, D.C. area, has been psyched for months about the new iPhone, rumored to be launching this fall. Oliver skipped upgrading when the iPhone 4S hit last year, so his current phone is getting a little long in the tooth.
But new rumors about a change in the iPhone’s connector have Oliver worried. According to reports, Apple is planning to ditch the 30-pin connector port that has been standard on its devices for the past decade, in favor of a more compact 19-pin version.
“Ollie’s concerned that his current collection of accessories — a speaker dock, an alarm clock, a car adapter — won’t be compatible with the new iPhone,” said roommate Ben Rhodes. ”More than the cost, he’s worried about the environmental impact. All those old accessories work fine, so what’s he supposed to do with them if he has to buy new versions?”
A second rumor that Apple will offer an adapter for backwards compatibility hasn’t totally mollified Oliver, who thinks that solution is inelegant.
Via Mr. T in DC.