Apple (AAPL)'s iPhone 5 Lightning Dock Could Drive Medical Devices to Bluetooth  
9/18/2012 9:19:56 AM

Apple's switch to an 8-pin Lightning dock in the iPhone 5 could push the health care industry toward adopting Bluetooth technology, despite the security risks of wireless technology. The Apple iPhone 5's smaller dock could lead to a greater transition toward Bluetooth connectivity in medical device peripherals. During Appleā€™s Sept. 12 announcement, company executives detailed how the new iPhone, iPod Touch and iPod Nano would use a 30-pin connector to an 8-pin connector called Lightning.