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If you follow my blog, you’ll have read a post I wrote recently called Dear Apple – let me tell you where to stick your MagSafe 2 Plug. I wrote that blog after receiving my brand new, all singing, all dancing Macbook Air, only to find out that it has a new power adapter, rendering the 50 or so power supplies I already have useless without a 10-dollar converter. Now it seems that something similar may happen with the new iPhone 5. Reuters is quoting two unnamed sources as saying that the next generation iPhone will have a smaller dock connector than the one that’s been used for iPods, iPhones and iPads for the last nine years.  If you’re a loyal Apple user, you’ve probably amassed a collection of accessories that will be useless when the new phone shows up.  I can think of only one group that will be happy with the news: accessory makers.  But what will they do with all the unsold inventory?

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Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is President & CEO of Palmer Advanced Media, a strategic advisory and business development practice focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing with a special emphasis on data science and data-driven decision making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 24, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer

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