Earlier this week, photos claiming to be of a new Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector surfaced. The images were said to be sourced from Apple supplier Foxconn, and were shown in a production stage. Now, frequent iOS device part leaker Sonny Dickson shares a new photo of the accessory, further indicating that a new Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector may be on the horizon.
Apple’s reversible Lightning connectors are a great little convenience, but you’ve still got to plug them into your wall wart or computer the right way, because USB connectors are horrible and out to get you. But according to accomplished Apple leaker Sonny Dickson, Apple’s new Lightning cables could get reversible superpowers on both ends. Yes, the next standard for USB has reversible cables in mind, but Apple’s new cables could bring that wonderful future to us in just a month or two with a simple and clever modification. Instead of having pins that take up roughly half of the connector’s mouth, these new cables appear to have a thinner layer of pins that floats in the center of the connector, with room onboth sides for the complimentary protrusion that sticks out of your wall wart or computer.