New Apple Dock connector to be known as 'Lightning,' report says
Apple's iPhone 5 won't be the only product unveiled today at its special press event.
The company today is expected to show off a new, 9-pin Dock connector to replace its current 30-pin option. That new Dock connector will be called Lightning, 9to5Mac is reporting, citing sources. The blog's sources say the name comes from the 9-pin connector's ability to more quickly sync with computers than its predecessor.