Questionable iPhone 6 Reversible USB Lightning Cable Packaging Leaks

Lightning to USB cable

The iPhone 6 is said to be shipping with a Lightning cable that is reversible at both ends, the rumour mill claimed over the weekend. As it turns out, a recently published Apple patent describes that user-friendly cable, which allows them to plug the cable into their device and charger without the stress of “having it the right way.”

Today, uSwitch Tech has posted a series of images which allegedly show the packaging of the new Lightning cable. It should be noted here that the images reveal no new information about the reversible Lightning to USB cable, and they show the same image we have already seen on genuine iPhone 5/5s/5c compatible Lightning to USB cables sold separately.

What does differ, though, compared to the packaging of cables already on the market is the hang tabs — alongside the missing Apple logo: The ones you find in the Apple Store have plastic hang tabs, while the images leaked by uSwitch are made from paper.

Non OEM Lightning to USB cable retail box
Non-OEM Lightning to USB cable packaging


Apple is said to be using reversible Lightning to USB cables with the next-generation iPhone to match the forthcoming Type-C (USB 3.1) technology announced last week.

As with any other rumour, we should take this image leak with a grain of salt and not jump to quick conclusions simply because of a change in hang tabs.

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