Apple iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: What We Know
How will Apple's new iPhone stack up to Samsung's premier smartphone? Here's a look at some key considerations.
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The 30-pin Apple Dock Connector is on the way out, it seems. The new iPhone will reportedly feature a smaller, 19-pin Apple Dock Connector, as shown above in a leaked photo from uBreakiFix.com. According to Reuters, the smaller port frees up space for the earphone, which moves to the bottom of the device. That's bad news for current iPhone users with speakers, power chargers, and other accessories, none of which will work with the new 19-pin dock without an adapter.
Surely, Galaxy S III users don't have this problem, right? Not necessarily. The S3's microUSB port differs from those on other Android devices. The pin layout has changed, reports Android Authority, and that means the S3 won't work with standard MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) adapters that connect smartphones to HDTVs. Samsung charges $30 for its MHL adapter for the Galaxy S III. What's it all mean? New ports usually put a dent in your pocketbook.
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