Apple is likely going with a smaller dock connector for the next iPhone and any other upcoming iOS devices. This is about as good as confirmed at this point. If this is real, it’s definitely smaller.
You can see the connector above, it’s pictured next to the a standard USB connector. That’s just to give you a sense of how tiny the connector is. Whether the part is real or not, we think it’s an interesting image. The connector seems to have eight pins.
Looks like it could very well be part of Apple’s new dock connector: