I just ordered one of the Elevation Docks from Kickstarter a few weeks ago, so my gut reaction to this rumour about ditching the current dock connector (credit to iMore) was definitely an “aww, crap!” However, after looking over the post, I realized that a) I’m sticking with this 4S for the next two years and b) the prospect of Apple moving on from the Dock connector could be really exciting. At the very least, I’m hoping for a thinner, more compact cable that’s easier to plug in, and less dangerous when it gets yanked. I love the MagSafe adapter on my MacBook Pro and think that kind of friction-less approach would make a lot of sense for iPhone and iPad cables, as well.
I’d also like to see the possibility of induction charging, like on the HP TouchPad, where you simply set it down and forget about it. Wires may be a necessity for a while to come, but making charging and syncing even easier for consumers is a big win in my book.
To bring us full circle, that’s actually why I bought the Elevation Dock in the first place. Easy, no-hassle charging.
[via Daring Fireball]