I might be alone in this, but I’m looking forward to a time when I can do away with cables and dock connectors. I’m so tired of having to dig around my drawers for appropriate cables. The iPod and iPhone lineup isn’t too bad, because they all use the same proprietary cable for each device, but I have noticed that my 3G iPhone has begun to crack exactly where I plug my device into my Bose SoundDock. It’s probably a result of me navigating the menus on the iPhone, while it’s plugged into the dock, and then the subsequent pressure from each time I push the play button.

Apparently I’m not alone in my dream of removing all dock connector like plugs from my Apple products, because Steve Hotelling and Gus Pabon, over at Apple, have been wrestling with a solution to my problem. A device that has a connector invisibly built into the device. Line it up, in any orientation, and you’re connected to the dock. This also means that you might soon be able to connect to your peripherals in either portrait or landscape mode, should the patent application actually come to fruition.

What do you think? Are they on the right track with eliminating the dock connector entirely?

Article Via Apple Insider

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