New dock gives away new iPhone design and colour

New dock gives away new iPhone design and colour
This is the most exciting picture we've seen today

Even more leaked components of the new iPhone and iPad mini have given more clues to the probable designs.

It's not anything we've not seen before, but possible pieces of the new devices have been 'uncovered' by iResQ that seem to confirm a redesign.

The notion of a smaller dock connector has been reinforced, with a 9-pin option being the most likely. According to Apple Insider, this would be an 8-pin configuration with a ninth coming through the metal in the surrounding shell.

Do you care? Probably not – but it does mean faster data transfer and a more reliable connection, even though it's a smaller component.

Jack on the move

And remember when we told you about the headphone jack being moved to the bottom? Well, these parts also suggest the same thing – whether this will annoy Apple fans used to taking their phone out of a pocket in a certain way is yet to be seen.

Of course, it could be that the iPad mini is the one in line for the moved headphone jack, with another more traditional configuration set for the iPhone – but these photos seem to suggest otherwise.

It's just over three weeks until we may get to see the new iPhone 5 in the metallic, two-tone flesh – best start buying those camping supplies now if you're going to queue for it.

Via AppleInsider

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.