New iPhone dock connector to be called 'Lightning': Report

 
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New iPhone dock connector to be called 'Lightning': Report
Apple's iPhone launch event is just seven hours away, but leaks haven't stopped coming in. 9to5Mac is now reporting that Apple is likely to name its new dock connector as "Lightning". This branding seems plausible because it will gel nicely with the company's Thunderbolt branding for connectors on Mac.

There is no word on whether the new connector will offer faster data transfer speed like the Thunderbolt connector.

In other news, 9to5Mac is also reporting that the new Apple in-ear headphones will be dubbed as Earpods. The Earpods were leaked in a set of images on a Vietnamese website recently. These headphones are expected to retail for $25 in the United States.

The blog is also reporting that Apple's new version of the iPod Shuffle will be released with 2GB storage only and there will be no storage upgrade.

Apple is hosting a press event in San Francisco later today and is expected to unveil the new iPhone and iPod devices.

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