Apple's new Lightning cable could be reversible on both ends

Apple's new Lightning cable could be reversible on both ends
According to a tweet from Sonny Dickson, the teen in Australia who gained fame last year for leaking parts of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, the new Lightning cable for Apple's mobile devices will be reversible on both sides. While the next USB C connector will also have that feature, Apple's cable could be ready in a matter of a couple of months.

Apple plans on achieving the reversibility by putting thinner pins in the middle of the connector, which allows it to have the same room to plug into the proper port regardless if it is oriented right side up, or upside down.

Assuming that this is a legit Apple design, and not the workings of a third party manufacturer, perhaps Apple will show these off on September 9th when the next iteration of the iPhone is expected to be unveiled. With total reversibility, just imagine how much sweeter your life will be.


source: @SonnyDickson via Gizmodo

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62 Comments

64. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

those cords will blow up your iphone.

58. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

This is not new! I already posted this as a reply to a comment, but there are already reversible Type A (the end that plugs into your computer or charger port) USB connectors already: http://www.tripplite.com/universal-reversible-usb-2.0-high-speed-cable-reversible-a-to-5pin-micro-b-male-6-ft~UR050006/

53. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Of course Apple is going to use a different charger for the next iPhone. That's why I hate Apple, sucking profit from every possible crevice...

39. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Who really cares? I don't care who makes it. A cable that doesn't work any better, but I can plug it in upside down. Big deal.

30. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

I hope people getting excited for this are all being facetious. Like our lives are such depressing struggles due to the occasional need to flip a USB plug over to put it in. This is what we've come to? #firstworldproblems

29. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

This is apples style , iphone don't have any thing technically to compete against the top android phones. Best in mind control , next you will hear a doctor performed a heart operation using iphone.

32. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol you think people who buy idevices are mind controlled. get a life man stop wondering why people buy a certain product . It is because they value something in a product that you don't .

38. engineer-1701d unregistered

They really are YouTube Jimmy Kimmel iWatch you will understand why most android fans think this, people say well it's spree so it must be the best and you will smack your heard in shame

43. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

he could have done the same thing and checked to see how many people asked if it was the new samsung.

49. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Whole swathes of the population have become members of the Apple cult these days, and even apparently intelligent and educated people are immersing themselves in Steve Jobs's techno-twaddle.

51. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So no, I won't be queuing up to buy into the Apple's 'experience' ever. For me, the creepy cult of Apple is just too much to swallow.

23. Locutus unregistered

#SwitchToWP

24. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

#StayPut&BeHappy

27. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

STFU dude! It's getting irritating, even to a WP fan and user!

18. T....

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Also thinking the same thing, I'm guessing the plastic holding the pins will not be totally rigid but will be able to bend/tilt slightly up or down, otherwise I don't see how it'll work with existing usb ports.

15. swayze91

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

"$innovation$"

14. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

How embarrassing that Apple did this before USB will with Type C... P.S: Am I the only one who wonders how that cable will physically fit into ordinary USB slots on laptops, etc. ?

17. T....

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Also thinking the same thing, I'm guessing the plastic holding the pins will not be totally rigid but will be able to bend/tilt slightly up or down, otherwise I don't see how it'll work with existing usb ports.

20. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

If that would be the case then it will be pretty disturbing :D

42. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

it looks like there is more steel around the new one. as in it does not look lik it would fit in a normal usb.

33. jadjr

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

exactlyyy

57. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Um no, they already have the USB end (that plugs into your computer or charger) reversible already. Tripplite already sells it. http://www.tripplite.com/universal-reversible-usb-2.0-high-speed-cable-reversible-a-to-5pin-micro-b-male-6-ft~UR050006/

60. stealthd unregistered

What's embarrassing about it? This is designed to fit existing USB-A ports found on nearly every computer and USB power adapter. Those aren't just going to disappear overnight when Type C starts coming out, which sounds like it's going to be a complete mess.

12. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

This is real innovation.

9. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

I N N O V A T I O N !

11. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lmao.

34. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

iNnovation*

7. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

This will make me very happy. All phones should have this starting with phones coming out this fall

10. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

and apple will charge you with a "premium 119$" for it

13. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

So you want it free? You fan boys get upset that Apple wants to make profit. What's wrong with a company making money? Its not your money we will spent, it's our hard earned cash or in my case it will be the cash from selling my GS5 to buy this $119 dollar charger cuz that's probably what I will get for the GS5 since Android has horrible resale value.

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