iPhone 5 rumors: Apple encourages accessory manufacturers to make iPhone docks wireless

Rumors that Apple has been planning to replace the old 30-pin dock connector with a 19-pin port.

According to sources cited by Pocket-Lint, speaker manufacturers have been encouraged by the company to ditch the docking part of a docking system altogether and make the next-gen docking stations wireless.

Cupertino is reportedly telling manufacturers that this wireless method will make docks immune against any hardware changes.

Transferring music wirelessly may mean that users won’t have to worry about the type of dock used.

The site writes that manufacturer Sonos is a company that already uses wireless for home-streaming devices that plays music around different rooms of your house.