If you are about to buy an iPhone 5 but are still confused about its Lightning connector or if you think that it’s hard to imagine just how tiny Apple’s new Lightning connector really is, so don’t worry because we’ve all the news about the new 8 pin lightning connector for iPhone 5.
According to most Analysts, replacing the 30 pin connector with the 8 pin one is one of the biggest investment of Apple in iPhone 5. The Lightning cable itself costs Apple $6.00 (£3.63), which is up to 233 percent from the $1.80 (£1.10) it was paying suppliers for every 30-pin cable.
The 8 pin connector is so tiny that it is even smaller than the mini USB. Like the previous 30pin connector iPhone 5‘s 8 pin connector is also used for charging the device as well as content, data, audio and video output. The new devices come with a USB 2.0-to-Lightning cable.
The new 8pin connector is quite different from the 30pin one. It’s 80 percent and is reversible, so you don’t have to worry about which side is the top or bottom when you connect. The connector is used with iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod touch, and seventh-generation iPod Nano.
There is no change in the speed of the connector. It is still on the USB 2.0 level, it might change in the future. Some other features are that it is durable, reversible and easy to use, it’s all digital and has an adaptive interface. Although it is now more smaller and thinner but people are still recommending the old 30 pin dock connector.