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China Grants Apple 2 Power Connector Design Patents & More

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This afternoon the IP Office in Hong Kong China granted Apple two design patents regarding a "Power Connector Module"...    ...
China Grants Apple 2 Power Connector Design Patents & More

Apple's New Dock Connector Even Smaller Than Originally Thought

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Back in February, iMore was the first source to claim that Apple will be introducing a smaller dock connector for its iOS devices, with the claim now being supported by a number of other sources and evidence in the form of part leaks showing a much smaller opening in the...
Apple's New Dock Connector Even Smaller Than Originally Thought

Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Torn Apart, Reveals Several Chips and Copious Glue

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Peter from Double Helix Cables has made a guest post on Gizmodo showing his work to tear down Apple's new Lightning to 30-pin Adapter that began shipping earlier this week. Apple has come under a fair amount of criticism for charging $29 for the basic adapter and $39 for one...
Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Torn Apart, Reveals Several Chips and Copious Glue

Need an iPad mini dock? Here's one for about $10.

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Although I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t make docks for its line of iPads, I’m glad that third-party options are available. The latest dock to hit my radar is from DealExtreme, which I found through the Pocketables blog. The dock is a simple way to charge and sync an iPad...
Need an iPad mini dock? Here's one for about $10.

Apple job listings hint at plans for new iPod connector design

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A pair of newly-listed job postings on Apple's "Jobs at Apple" webpage point to a possible redesign of the current 30-pin dock connector used by the company's portable devices since the third generation iPod was released in 2003....
Apple job listings hint at plans for new iPod connector design

2012: TechCrunch Year In Review

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We started the year at CES where it was clear that Samsung is the new Apple. Late January brought the Crunchies, our annual awards fest where we gave Dropbox the nod for startup of the year. We were also treated with the hip hop of Booby Hammer, son of...
2012: TechCrunch Year In Review

Apple may be hiring engineers to redesign 30-pin dock connector

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Apple is currently looking for a new "connector design engineer" to work at its Cupertino headquarters. Why does anyone care? The job postings lend credence to recent rumors that the next iPhone may include a revised, smaller connector to replace the ubiquitous 30-pin dock connector which first made its debut on...
Apple may be hiring engineers to redesign 30-pin dock connector

Apple Keeping Tight Control Over Lightning Connector, Requiring Approval of Third-Party Factories

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iLounge reports that Apple is continuing to keep strict control over its new Lightning connector found on the iPhone 5, moving to tighten its Made For iPad/iPhone/iPod (MFi) program policies for accessory manufacturers relative to the previous 30-pin dock connector design. According to the report, Apple is demanding that all...
Apple Keeping Tight Control Over Lightning Connector, Requiring Approval of Third-Party Factories

Apple reportedly wants to hog the market for iPhone dock adapters

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Apple will reportedly be the exclusive source of adapters to connect the upcoming sixth-generation iPhone to existing dock accessories. According to sources speaking to iLounge, Apple isn't sharing the specs of an oft-rumored smaller connector set to debut next week, and may use "licensing agreements and threats of lawsuits" to...
Apple reportedly wants to hog the market for iPhone dock adapters

Prototype Original iPad with Dual Dock Connectors Surfaces

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Ever since its initial introduction in early 2010, the iPad has offered a single dock connector oriented in portrait mode. But a rumor just prior to that introduction had indicated that the device would include a second dock connector designed for landscape orientation, and patent applications filed on the design...
Prototype Original iPad with Dual Dock Connectors Surfaces

Teardown of Mid-2012 MacBook Air Reveals Tweaked SSD Connector

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The teardown experts at iFixit are currently in the process of taking apart the new 13-inch MacBook Air released yesterday, and while the machine appears to be only a minor update to the previous model, there are undoubtedly some changes that are worth noting. The most notable change so far...
Teardown of Mid-2012 MacBook Air Reveals Tweaked SSD Connector
iPhone 5 includes smaller 'Lightning' dock connector design

Death To The Dock Connector? Apple Is Looking For A Connector Design Engineer

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Could Apple really be looking to end their longstanding affair with the 30-pin Dock Connector? It’s been a move that’s been rumored for years, and a job opening at Cupertino for a Connector Design Engineer adds a bit of fuel to that fire. This person will be “responsible for managing...
Death To The Dock Connector? Apple Is Looking For A Connector Design Engineer
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