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The release of the iPhone 5 should be a happy time. A time where we get excited about big, new gadget releases and start pulling it to bits to find out how it works. But, lo: a cloud hangs over this iPhone day. Nobody is quite sure if their old peripherals and accessories will be made redundant by Apple changing the 30-pin dock connector. Don't fret though, because an Australian bloke with a 3D printer and a few magnets should fix everything. Sort of.

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If Apple switches from a 30-pin dock connector to a smaller 19-pin design, as a story by Reuters reports, iPhones and iPads would have a new standard port. This is certain to frustrate some people — namely the huge market base that has purchased billions of dollars worth of licensed chargers and docks. The company is thumbing its nose at loyal customers. But it has to happen.