Apple’s next-generation iPhone could feature a new type of Lightning cable. Chinese website Dianxinshouji.com (via Nowhereelse.fr) has published images of a cable featuring a reversible USB connector.
If the information is correct, users could insert the USB plug of the cable into their computer without having to worry about aligning the correct side. That’s very similar to the Lightning end of the cable, which can be plugged into an iOS device no matter its orientation.
Back in May, a report said Apple was planning to introduce HD audio playback into iOS 8 and would also unveil revamped in-ear headphones with an updated Lightning connector supporting the technology.
The “iPhone 6” is expected to be unveiled at a special media event on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The cable could also be included with other new iOS devices like the upcoming iPad Air 2 and third-generation iPad mini.
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