The images from French website Nowherelse.fr show a small, rectangular dock connector with eight pins on each side surrounded by a cylindrical casing.
The dock connector parts appear very small when placed next to the end of a USB cable or the current 30-pin connector used in Apple’s iOS devices.
Featuring a symmetrical insertion piece, the photographed dock connector may be able to be connected to a device in either direction, as past rumours have suggested.
While the images appear legitimate, Nowherelse.fr cannot confirm their validity but believes that the dock connector is designed to also fit Apple’s future generation iPads.
On Thursday the French website revealed images of the upcoming sixth-generation iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5, with a smaller dock connector port that matches the new set of images. The iPhone images showed an oval-shaped port at the base of the device that appears to correspond to the images of the ‘new’ dock connector cable.
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