As we previously unveiled, prior to the iPhone 5 media event taking place right now, Apple took the wraps off its new smaller dock connector and cables today with a new “Lightning” brand to go hand-in-hand with its Thunderbolt moniker. While we already had many of the details and images of the dock connector, Apple confirmed today that the new reversible connector includes an “all-digital, 8-signal design”, adaptive interface, and improved durability. It is also 80 percent smaller than the old connector. As previously rumored, Apple also briefly showed off a 30-pin adapter for the new dock connector but did not go into details.
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