Leaked images suggest new Apple lightning cable could be reversible at both ends

By Shawn Knight
Aug 18, 2014
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  1. The rumor mill is in full swing with just over three weeks remaining until Apple unveils its next generation iPhone. We've seen a number of purported iPhone parts leak over the past few months but the most interesting of all could...

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 735   +259

    I don't know why they didn't have the foresight to make convenient plugs like that in the first place...
  3. Qrox

    Qrox TS Enthusiast Posts: 41   +9

    How about I throw out this crazy idea, but maybe, just maybe you could just use the new USB format -_-.
    Apple sure like to create useless solutions to problems that have already been solved.
  4. Umm, Apple solved it first.
  5. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,601   +370

    The invertible USB plug doesn't actually solve the main issue with a USB plug. The problem is it doesn't plug in nicely even when plugged in the correct way. If it did, you wouldn't hear people complaining that they "tried that way already but this time it worked". Happens *all the time*. Someone tries it one way, doesn't seem to go in, flips it, tries again, doesn't work, flips back and it goes in this time.

    The Lightning connector is a much connector. Note. I am no big Apple fan but credit where credit is due. This connector just works.

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