Closer Images of the iPhone 5 Dock Connector Show ‘Mystery’ Engraving [PICS]

According to new images of the iPhone 5’s smaller dock connector posted by, the new pictures reveal a mysterious circular engraving shaped like the letter “C”. The new images were posted to the forums and show a macro images of the smaller dock connector, first leaked back in early August.

As you can see below, there is a mysterious marking engraved on the base of the connector–your guess is as good as mine as to why it is there. We’ve seen so many images of the connector’s exterior to the point where it’s nothing new anymore.

Reports of a smaller dock connector were rumoured back in February according to iMore, and further reports by Reuters confirmed a smaller connector was imminent alongside a revised bottom headphone jack placement.

What I’d like to find out are the details of this proprietary connector such as its transfer speeds or whatever else is hiding inside. We’ll find soon enough, eh?