The other reasons why iPhone 5 will be a bust are:
+ rumors after Steve Jobs' death that he was deeply and directly involved in designing iPhone 5, so it's "Steve's Last Phone" and will therefore be "legendary" (this is clearly a variant of the failure to manage expectations claim);
+ the "old-fashioned" design of the iPhone, with its small screen compared to rivals like HTC Sensation, Galaxy S2, and now even bigger, newer Android phones (this is essentially the same point Leggett made at the outset);
+ Apple's rumored decision to create a new type of port, which means existing peripherals won't work with the Next iPhone, a "seismic change with what we're guessing will be predictably angry consequences."
"Sure, Apple will probably manufacture an adaptor," Leggett acknowledges, apparently unaware that he's now talking about a less-than-seismic change. "But we're equally sure that you'll need to shell out extra for it. And we're even more sure it'll sell at the kind of premium price mark-up for which Apple is famed." Leggett repeats his point with "premium price mark-up" for those people who don't know what "shell out extra" means.
Seriously, what else can one expect from arrogant, dumb, short-sighted, Stone-Aged, price-gouging Apple?
iPhone 5 will have an adapter for the new, smaller dock connector
Speaking of that new dock connector, iMore declares that Apple will indeed offer an adapter so that the new iPhone will be able to work with most if not all existing peripherals.
Rumors have been circulating for months that the Next iPhone will have a 19-pin dock connector to replace the 30-pin connector that's been in place since the original iPhone. The decrease in size will free up a chunk of space inside that Apple could use for goodies like LTE, batteries and so on.
"iMore reached out to the original sources that gave us the new Dock connector story way back in February just to make doubly sure -- and yes, there will be an adapter for the iPhone 5's smaller Dock connector that will let it work with many of the accessories designed for the old 30-pin Dock connector," writes iMore's Rene Ritchie.
"We haven't heard if one will be included in the box along with the iPhone 5, or will only be sold separately, but either way, come October, you'll be able to get a new-to-old Dock adapter from Apple," he assures readers.
"Apple has done this recently with the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter, and in past years with a variety of other display adapters," Ritchie notes. "Of course, there will likely be some accessories that, due to the physical size or shape, are awkward or impossible to use with the Dock connector adapter, but anything that doesn't require tight, flush contact should be okay."
Even if you do have to pay a "premium price markup" for it.
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