Kuo: Reversible Lightning cables will not ship with the Apple iPhone 6

Kuo: Reversible Lightning cables will not ship with the Apple iPhone 6
Late last month, we passed along the word from third party retailer Moca.co, that the new reversible Lightning cable will not be ready in time to be included with the Apple iPhone 6. On Monday, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo confirmed that this would be the case. The analyst, who has been prescient with previous calls involving Apple, cites the cost of providing the new cable to all iPhone 6 buyers, as the reason behind Apple's decision not to put it in the box at launch.

The new Lightning connector is reversible on both ends, including the USB side of the cable. It obviously is more of a convenience for some iDevice users, who won't have to fumble in the dark to make sure that the connector is in the correct position. Kuo says that the new Lightning cable brings "limited improvements to overall user experience," and isn't worth the additional cost to Apple to include them in the box.

Apple will no doubt offer the reversible Lightning cable as an accessory to be offered to compatible iOS devices. The Apple iPhone 5 was the first iPhone to accept the Lightning cable, instead of the 30-pin connector that had been used since the original Apple iPhone launched in 2007.

source: 9to5Mac via BGR

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1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man tomorrow, and 9-9 are gonna rock. Note and 6 for ya boy.

7. mitchilin

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The 4th!?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops my bad lol, I'm ahead of myself lol. Thanx +1.

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is such bull the reasoning not included is because I don't own the rights to the patent for the device

2. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Good 'ol Apple... Make sure to use a custom cable, and charge your customers extra for the latest model.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oh lord, more apple attacks. Simply don't buy it.

13. stealthd unregistered

I think you just described capitalism.

3. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

This will be Apple's excuse to keep lightning (and ripping off customers on cable prices) instead of changing to USB Type-C

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

They don't need reversibility as an excuse to keep the lightning cables...they'd keep it regardless.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

More money in apples pockets ripping off its own consumers.

4. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Typical apple style, just watched beats by dre video by marques brownlee , the same s**t with iphones . Overrated products

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Marques is a helluva reviewer. He looks awfully young to be doing it though. He's got a baby face.

8. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Ok, he is young, but 10 times better than other reviewers

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, he doesn't beat around the bush. One of my favorites. Gotta shave the unibrow though lol

15. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

That's ok may be ipong 7 will come with that feature. ooppss... or ipong 6s

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