Reversible Lightning to USB cable stars in video

Reversible Lightning to USB cable stars in video
If you own an iDevice, we have a quick ten second video that will make you happy. Following up on Sunday's tweet by Sonny Dickson, relating to a Lightning to USB cable that is reversible on both ends, we now have a video showing the cable in action. Shot by the Australian teen, the clip first shows a rather plain looking box that reads "Lightning to USB cable."

The video then shows us the USB end of the cable getting reversed and still fitting perfectly into a USB port. As we told you last December, the next standard for the USB connector, USB C, is reversible. Apple's new Lightning cable will apparently beat the USB C connector to market.

So what are the advantages here? Well, it should bring down the frustration level globally, as millions find it easier to connect their iOS devices to USB ports. In addition, the cumulative amount of time saved not having to flip the connector on the cable over, could add up to being a huge number. Think about how many times you've had to flip over your connector, especially in the dark, to make it connect correctly with a port.

source: @SonnyDickson via SlashGear



1. iLegend

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 05, 2013


10. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is a product that does exist right now in California that has the patent and is selling them already for normal micro usb not apple, apples patent was blocked because of it already being patented. sorry apple on the next new innovation try not to steal something thats already out on the market in your own back yard. calm down apple fans not bashing the phone just the people working in apples dev department.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I don't think this is a genuine Apple product, since the Apple logo is missing on the box. Also Apple puts the length of the cable on the box, this one doesnt have that.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Small notice, they only put the lenght on the box if it's 0,5m instead of 1m

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

There are no machines with reversible USB 3.1 type C connectors yet. That laptop didn't even look like a new laptop, so I'm skeptical about the video. Unless there is some adapter available, there is not much utility for the moment. Besides the USB 3.1 type C (reversible) connector doesn't even look like the image shown. The image shown looks more like Apple's proprietary reversible type A connector:

6. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I want USB 3.1 type C , not this crap..

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Why would you call this crap, when this makes use of your existing USB ports as opposed to type C that will require adapters....

8. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Because the new type C bring a lot of improvements* , this will only serve to give an excuse for lame manufacturers to keep using the current USB desing * - Up to 100W ,meaning manufacturers can use it as charging cable for pretty much every device (phones, tablets, laptops [most]) And capable of delivering 5 , 12 and 20V - Smaller

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

newer is almost always better, however I don't think that makes what came before crap, if you give it the tasks it is made for, it will perform perfectly. Don't get me wrong, I'd want reversible and improved usb too, but that doesn't change that the older stuff still works perfectly within its design limitations, no reason to dismiss it and throw it away.

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