A smaller dock connector for the next generation iPhone has been speculated earlier too. But if the sources of iLounge are to be believed iPhone 5 would sport an 8-pin dock connector, more than half of the current 19-pin version. Above is an illustrative image of what the new smaller dock might look like.
The new dock connector however worries current iPhone users and accessories manufactures as it might render the old accessories useless. Ofcourse the bright accessories manufactures out there would come up with a dock converter of sorts within a few weeks of new iPhone’s announcement. Or, although quite less probable, Apple might launch an official dock converter too.