Apple to annoy everyone with new adapter
The new iPhone 5 will be on sale in Autumn and will come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the 30-pin port "to make room for the earphone moving to the bottom", apparently. You might think that's boring, so let us put it another way:
All those accessories you bought for your iPhone and all those things you connect with your phone, won't work if you get the latest Apple phone.
Speakers, power chargers, iPods, iPads... they'll all effectively be obsolete as far as your new phone is concerned. Bad news, unless you're the owner of a company that will be making adapters to link your old leads with the new socket.
"Apple needs to find a solution not to disappoint their current clients who want to upgrade to the new iPhone but are tied to an expensive accessory that have bought," said Franciso Jeronimo, a tech analyst. "I believe Apple will come up with some sort of adaptor so the new iPhone can be used with previous connectors."
So will Apple do the right thing and ship the iPhone 5 an adaptor, so you don't have to re-buy all your accessories, or will you have to wait for some other company to bodge some together for you?