A number of Apple iPhone accessory companies have announced that the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, will include a 9-pin mini connector which will mean that all other iPhone accessories will be incompatible with the iPhone 5.
The 9-pin mini connector will replace the usual 30-pin connector design in order to create major space savings. The news has left many Apple iPhone accessory manufacturers facing an uneasy few months as they wait for an offical announcement.
Even though the switch would save space it would also mean that any previous iPhone accessory would be obsolete and incompatible with the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 5.
As a result, iPhone users will have to face the prospect of purchasing brand new docking stations, speakers and accessories that would support the new 9-pin connector.