I just hope that they don't see a "need" to create a 4-pin Mini-Din connector. Or worse, they could create something that requires the users' devices to be HDCP-complient. Heck, maybe they'll just be a pain, and create some fifteen-pin cord that needs to be manually screwd in.
At any rate, I sure hope that, if nothing else, this new connector will reduce (or better yet, eliminate) the need for proprietary connectors.
"You need a replacement cord for your phone? We're the only ones that make a cord for that model."