According to a new report from Nowhereelse.fr, Apple may be working on a new lightning cable for its future iOS devices.
The new cable reportedly features a reversible USB connector that allows you to plug the USB end into your wall charger or computer in either direction. The Chinese sources have released a few photos of the alleged cable.
The USB connector is now attached in the middle of the metal casing, allowing it to be reversible. The new connectors could ship to match the forthcoming USB 3.1 (Type-C) technology announced by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group last week.
The Type-C specification was announced last December and aims to solve design problems of the current generation USB connectors. The new design is reversible, much like Apple’s Lightning connector.
Apple is expected to announce two models of the iPhone 6 this year, one with a 4.7-inch display and another with a slightly larger 5.5-inch display. Both devices are rumoured to include the A8 CPU and come in at 6 millimetres thick. The 4.7-inch model is expected to ship this fall, with the 5.5-inch model expected to arrive towards the end of the year.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will reportedly ship alongside the public release of iOS 8. The company is also expected to announced the long-rumoured health and fitness-focused iWatch, which will reportedly come in multiple sizes and include over 10 sensors.
Update: here’s another clearer image leaked by Sonny Dickson:
Reversible USB port on the new Lightning cables! pic.twitter.com/bhVKjK3xKl
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) August 17, 2014