Sonny Dickson, a reliable source noted for leaking prerelease versions of Apple hardware, followed up on the image he posted yesterday with a new video showing the cable that is said to come with Apple’s next-generation smartphone:
Reversible USB port on the new Lightning cables! http://t.co/R62Jg0LEH8
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) August 19, 2014
As you can see, the 10-second video first features the packaging of the cable and proceeds to show its reversible USB plug being inserted into a standard USB port in both ways — similar to how the cable’s Lightning end can be connected to an iOS device’s Lightning port no matter its orientation.
The likelihood of a Lightning cable featuring a reversible USB connector is supported by a patent awarded to Apple earlier this year.
Apple’s iPhone 6, which is rumored to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, is expected to be introduced at a special media event on Sept. 9.
See also: Apple offering free Newsstand magazine issues ahead of summer bank holiday in UK, New rumored schematic details an NFC chip on Apple’s “iPhone 6,” and Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6.