Is it Time to Stop the iPod Yacht?

As yachting journalists we get to review a great many yachts.  In doing so we have the opportunity to observe trends in design that catch on and of course we see ones we know are doomed never to appear again.
One trend that has caught on is the iPod dock in every cabin.  There was a time when only the largest Lurssen or Oceanco would have such innovative concepts but now they are everywhere from Heesens down to Fairlines.
But before we all get to carried away with installing them maybe we should just to stop to think about the folly of hard installing devices that maybe obsolete next time Apple makes a re-launch
Until now all dock connectors on Apple portable devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod have had 30-pins. However, a number of different rumours have circulated suggesting that the dock connector on the new devices will feature 18-pin, 16-pin or even 8-pinconfigurations