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Don’t Expect a Reversible USB Lightning Cable Just Yet, Analyst Says

If you were expecting a reversible charging cable with the iPhone 6, well, you may be disappointed, at least according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. In a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, he expressed his skepticism about the rumours claiming that a reversible charging cable and more powerful iPhone adapter is coming with the iPhone 6.

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“We don’t expect the USB power adapter and Lightning cable for iPhone 6 to have significant design changes,” Kuo wrote in a Monday morning note to investors, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider. Kuo cited “cost concerns and limited improvements to overall user experience that such changes would bring” before declaring the speculation “off the mark.”

You may recall that Sonny Dickson leaked a set of images allegedly showing the next-generation iPhone’s power adapter and reversible USB Type C plug at one end of the charging cable.

Since then, Dickson has posted a video showing the reversible cable, but as we mentioned back then, the cable’s packaging suggested that we were seeing a knockoff cable. However, this still didn’t exclude the possibility of Apple opting for a reversible charging cable.

Fact is, such a cable would help users save time and improve customer experience, but Ming-Chi Kuo’s sources say we will have to wait some more . . .

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