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Photo shows Lightning cable with reversible USB connector

updated 01:06 pm EDT, Mon August 18, 2014

Slight change could make cables more convenient

A new photo (below) from well-known leak source Sonny Dickson shows what's said to be an Apple Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector. While current official cables are reversible on the Lightning end, the USB connector can only be facing a single direction when it's plugged into a computer. Dickson isn't the first person to show images of updated Lightning cables, but a leak from last week came from a more questionable source, especially since third parties manufacture Lightning cables with and without Apple's permission.

Should the new leak be accurate, new cables will presumably ship alongside new iPhones and iPads this fall. Apple could theoretically make the leap to iOS support of USB 3.0 at the same time, since modern Macs have already made the switch.




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  1. OldMacGeek

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 08-04-10

    Now THIS would make me like USB connectors a bit more - a connector that even *I* couldn't screw up.

  1. prl99

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 03-24-09

    This looks more like the USB 3.1 connector, which is reversible by the new spec.

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