A new rumor is suggesting that the revised dock connector for the new iPhone could have only eight pins, versus the thirty pins that are found in the current generation of iOS devices. The rumor comes from iLounge who say that the next iPhone, expected to be announced by Apple at an event later next month, will have the revised eight pin dock connector, which is contradictory to several rumors which have suggested a revised dock connector with either 16 pins or 19 pins.
The new dock connector will also apparently connect in any orientation, meaning that users will be able to connect the cable either backward or forward (a bonus for anyone who has tried to connect the charger to their new iPad in the dark). There is no word, however, on whether the new connector will utilize magnets like the MagSafe dock connector, enabling easy connection for users.
The rumor also contains information related to new Bluetooth 4.0 features contained with iOS 6 that will allow fast and easy communication between other Bluetooth 4.0 devices…such as that found in a next generation iPod nano for example? No guarantees that Apple will announce a new iPod nano in September as well, but anything the company wants to do with superfast Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity would be an distinct advantage to communication between multiple iOS devices.