Apple Not Expected to Ship Reversible USB-Lightning Cable or New Adapter Alongside iPhone 6

Apple will likely not be shipping a new Lighting cable or redesigned USB power adapter alongside the iPhone 6, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider). Kuo notes that he doesn't expect either accessory to receive design changes when shipped alongside the iPhone 6, noting that "cost concerns" and "limited improvements to overall user experience" are preventing Apple from making such moves.

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Moca.co's prototype USB adapter and Lightning cable based on Apple's designs

The report follows recent leaks of a revamped Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector as well as a revamped power adapter. The new USB adapter is said to be capable of powering all iPhone, iPod and iPad mini models with support for up to 2A of current, twice that of the current adapter shipping with the iPhone.

Last month, third-party vendor Moca.co stated that Apple has yet to move forward with manufacturing orders with the new cable, likely indicating that it will not ship with iPhone 6. However, the company also stated that the redesigned power adapters are in mass production, and could in fact ship with Apple's new handset.

Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 for the first time next Tuesday, September 9, as any new accessories will likely be announced alongside the device.

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Top Rated Comments

Dangerous Theory Avatar
126 months ago
8 days guys... 8 days.

8 verrrryyyy slooowwww daaaayys :(
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
126 months ago
God I'm sick of rumor sites treating Ming-Chi Kuo as some god. There's no evidence he has inside information, just throwing stuff at the wall and some of it sticks.

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All these rumors and now its now delayed?

Since when does Ming-Chi Kuo let me throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks = fact? Basically what we have is, a previous rumor which may or may not have been true, may not be true.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lewismayell Avatar
126 months ago
Oh no, now I'll have to use my cable the right way
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tommyminahan Avatar
126 months ago
Secret: the logo or bump on your USB cable faces up.

The triangle next to your fuel gauge points toward your gas tank.

Which way is "up" on the back of a Mac mini? or an iMac? or any desktop tower?

i don't believe people are having issues plugging into the side of a laptop, its those times when you gotta feel for the port, and then you're only correct on the 3rd try...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doelcm82 Avatar
126 months ago
I don't reckon in all my time using USB cables have I once said, "gee I wish this was reversible, cos it is ruining my whole day turning it around to plug it in..." :rolleyes:
Is that your threshold for improved design? If if doesn't ruin your whole day, then leave it alone? No point in releasing a new iPhone at all then.

It's never ruined a whole day for me, either. Just a minute here or there.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Anaxarxes Avatar
126 months ago
Typical Ming Chi Kuo

His rumours just prior to introduction of a new iDevice are usually false. I expect the 2A adapter with the iPhone 6, not the reversible cable though.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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