Today is the day that a new era begins, the iPhone 5 will be announced, and expected to be released very soon after… is it really a new era? I am sure you will have to buy a whole bunch of new things for it, from accessories to cables etc. Go ahead and throw away your old chargers etc, because guess what, yep, they are changing the power and PC connector, no not to a standard connector, but to a new proprietary cable. Yay! Thanks Apple!
According to our sources, Apple’s new, smaller 9-pin dock connector is dubbed “Lightning” internally. As of this evening, we believe that this name will extend to the new connector’s marketing name. The moniker makes sense for two reasons. One: it goes along with the Thunderbolt connector name on the Mac (Thunderbolt and lightning!). Two: perhaps “Lightning” means that the new dock connector will be able to sync via a computer at faster speeds that the current 30-pin connector. With Apple’s new USB3-enabled Macs, we’d hope so anyway. It will sell for around $10/pop. Source: 9to5 Mac
Apple will indeed release a new set of redesigned headphones under the name of “Earpod”. The new headphones will feature a unique design and improved acoustics although it is not certain if these new headphones will replace the ones that come as standard or if they will be a premium model. source imore.com
Now if you are like me, you’re curious, but won’t be clamoring to go buy the newest iPhone 5. Don’t get me wrong, Apple is going to make a bucket of money, but I will not support them. I am waiting for the BlackBerry 10, if you are like me check out the Facebook fan page where I post about the latest articles and feeds from all over the world. I have just started it, but if it turns out to be anything like my Asus TF700 page, it will turn into a bustling community of fans!
To those people who are going to pre-order, GOOD LUCK, as I am sure they will go out of stock very quickly. Follow iMore.com for live coverage on todays announcement.