6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET News Video: Apple shows redesigned iPhone 5 connector

About Video Transcript

CNET News Video: Apple shows redesigned iPhone 5 connector

2:29 /

Apple's Phil Schiller reveals a smaller, all-digital 8-signal connector for the iPhone 5, called Lightning. The new connector replaces the 30-pin connector, which first launched in 2003.

It's. -- You know the iPhone. From its start -- use the iPod thirty pin connector which we launched originally in 2003. And it served us well for almost a decade. But so much has changed since we first created a thirty pin connector so many of the things we used to do over the wire we -- -- wirelessly. We use Bluetooth now to connect to speakers and headphones and car systems. We use Wi-Fi. To for example use -- airplay -- TP of course stereo. We can do Wi-Fi syncing -- iTunes now. Best of all the iPod can download -- our content wirelessly and even back up to the clock. So we'll lot's changed and it's time for the connector to a -- that's just a car. Our new connector. Is called lightning. And now we have thunderbolt and lightning and are connected -- This connector is a modern connector for the next decade all digital -- signal design. It's adapted to what -- signals need to be for the different accessories you might put into. It's more durable in much easier to use is now you can plug in either direction it doesn't matter. And best of all the engineering team to make a product like this it's ED percent smaller. It's a huge difference the world's thinnest Smartphone. -- working -- accessory makers. To have them integrate lightning connectors into products you may choose to buy it for example this holiday season we are great partners working without partners like. Both. GBL. Bowers and Wilkins. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But what about other devices and speakers and connectors you have now that you aren't how to use a thirty pin connector. -- we're creating. Much of accessories to help you with that this is a thirty pin to lightning adapter. And it works just like you'd expect. Can plug thirty -- cable into it and it into your iPhone -- So typical example for this might -- in your car when you have an iPod connection can't just plug -- its -- can just leave -- there -- -- whatever -- -- a car -- an iPhone 5. You can charge in the since your music -- ago. So that's the new. Lightning connector.

New releases

Brew espresso drinks fast and with some flavor
2:18 December 17, 2014
The $100 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me creates fancy espresso-style drinks in a flash.
Play video
The 404 Show 1,596: It's the end of an era with Steve Guttenberg (podcast)
36:33 December 17, 2014
Today's the last video episode of The 404. Ever. To help us say goodbye to our video feed, Steve Guttenberg joins us to discuss his...
Play video
Withings Activité, the high-end watch with smart fitness hiding inside
2:24 December 17, 2014
Meet the stealth fitness tracker: Swiss-designed and elegant, the expensive Activité is a Bluetooth-syncing pedometer and sleep tracker...
Play video
BlackBerry Classic tempts hardcore fans with keyboard
2:58 December 17, 2014
A new BlackBerry arrives with signature features, Sony's ready to show off a new take on smartglasses, and TAG Heuer goes after the...
Play video
HP's Omen offers high design, high performance
2:05 December 17, 2014
A slick midsize gaming laptop from a company not known for being on the cutting edge.
Play video
The $449 BlackBerry Classic offers a great keyboard, but a cramped screen
2:59 December 17, 2014
BlackBerry's latest smartphone has a familiar form factor, but a four-row keyboard makes for a smaller screen.
Play video
Websites stuffed with holiday recipes
1:02 December 17, 2014
Whether you're celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas or another winter holiday, food will certainly play a central role in your gathering....
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 101: A Wikigalaxy full of 'stars,' Britain's first sci-fi film restored and more
24:49 December 16, 2014
On today's show, we check out a website that visualizes 100,000 Wikipedia articles as a galaxy of "stars," a detailed restoration of...
Play video