If there has been one thing that has been consistent with iDevices over the last several years, it has been the 30-pin dock connector. According to iMore, the future of the 30-pin may be in jeopardy. Out of all the rumors floating around about the next generation iDevice, this one actually makes the most sense. What is one of the biggest complaints of smartphones? Battery life. What is a possible solution? A bigger battery. The only problem is that there is not enough room. For Apple, there is a simple solution. Make room with a smaller connector. That means saying goodbye to the 30-pin. iMore believes that the most probable replacement will be a “micro-dock.” Thunderbolt is not a contender as it does not use the PCI architecture and the micro-USB is just not fast enough for Apple. That basically leaves some form of a micro-dock. It is doubtful that we will see any changes with the iPad 3, so I guess we will have to wait until the iPhone 5 to find out if there is any truth to this rumor.