One of the great things about the lightning adaptor for iOS devices is that it’s reversible, meaning you don’t have to fumble about making sure it’s the right way up to get it plugged in. If only you could have the same convenience with the other end of the cable? Well if these leaked pictures are anything to go by Apple might just be releasing a reversible USB cable at some point in the near future.
Reversible USB cables are nothing new, but have yet to be mass produced and adopted by members of the public. If it goes ahead and packages these reversible cables with the iPhone 6 (or other models released this year), Apple would be the first company to put them into mainstream use. Finally we would have a solution to something that is very much a first-world problem.
Different photos have been shown off by two reliable sources, Nowherelse.fr and frequent parts leaker Sonny Dickinson. The only problem is we don’t have any confirmation from Apple itself as to whether or not this is a real product in development, and even if it was whether or not it would actually be packaged in with any of this year’s devices.
In any case it is nice to see that this sort of thing is more than just hypothetical, and we could be seeing reversible USB cables at some point in the next couple of years. [Nowhereelse.fr, @SonnyDickinson via TechCrunch]
By Tom Pritchard | August 18th, 2014