Lightning Connector
Lightning Connector
Lightning Connector

Apple’s decision to switch to a smaller dock connector for the iPhone 5 may frustrate consumers whose old cables and accessories are essentially rendered obsolete, but it should give Apple and other iPhone accessories manufacturers a nice little revenue boost. Apple will generate about $40 million in revenue in the next fiscal quarter from customers worldwide paying for cables that work with the iPhone 5’s new dock connector and at least $100 million in revenue from the new cables over the course of the next year, according to an estimate provided to Mashable by Michael Morgan. Read the full story at Mashable.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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