Photos of a Micro-USB cable and photos of the new dock connector cable supplied by an anonymous source to the French site show the similarities between the two, most notably in size.
Rumors have floated over the past few months that Apple would reduce the size of the current 30-pin connector used on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Initial reports said the new size, but later reports pointed to an or connector.
The photos displayed by NowhereElse.fr show eight visible pins with the shell itself serving as a ninth contact. The new layout would boast at least one benefit over Apple's current connector. The cable could be plugged into a device in either orientation, so that users don't have to struggle to figure out which way to connect it.
The smaller dock connector will reportedly appear not just on the new iPhone but on future devices, including the next iPad.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5 at a.
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