New Hippo Techie: Adapterphenia

Yes, yes, new iPhone, yada yada. By the time this column is published, news of the super-amazing iPhone 5 will be a week old, and anyone desperate for information will have already found it. Bigger screen, whoopdidoo. Thinner design, yay.

There is one thing I want to talk about: the new iPhone’s new connector. Rather than use the same venerable Dock Connector that’s been on all previous iPhones and on iPods since 2003, Apple chose to create a brand new proprietary port called Lightning. It’s smaller, which it allegedly needed to be to accommodate the thinner and lighter casing, and has fewer pins.

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