Originally Posted by JSWolf
The problem Apple has is the accessories. If Apple does what's right and makes it wider, then it definitely won't fit in the docks/speaker systems and that means that manufacturers will have to make yet more new devices for the new phone. Apple is in a lose lose situation unless they include a dock with each phone that then connects to the speaker system or whatever so the current models can be discontinued and new accessories made only once.
Excellent point. But has backward compatibility with third-party accessories prevented Apple from changing their designs in the past? I think selling product will be more important to them than pissing off customers with older iPhone docking accessories.