The Rumor: A new, smaller dock connector will replace the traditional 30-pin connector.
The Reveal: TRUTH
Is Thunderbolt not dramatic enough of a name for a port? Why don’t you pair it up with Lightning, the new do-it-all port that replaced the traditional 30-pin port on previous iPhones and iPods. The good news is that this port is a lot smaller, and it is an all-digital, eight-signal plug. The bad news? all those 30-pin iphone cables you’ve been hoarding all these years, and all those speaker docks on the market and in your homes will require a $29 adapter.