“Apple may be shipping a new Lightning cable that features a reversible USB connector with forthcoming iOS devices, reports Chinese website Dianxinshouji.com,” Richard Padilla reports for MacRumors.

“The source shares a few photos of the new cables said to be from Apple supplier Foxconn, with the images showing a USB connector that is attached to the center of its metal casing,” Padilla reports. “By comparison, the USB connector on Apple’s current Lightning cable attach against the bottom of the metal housing’s inner surface.”

“As revealed last week by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the USB 3.1 Type-C cable comes with reversible ends and will start shipping next year,” Padilla reports. “An Apple patent for a reversible USB connector also surfaced last month, perhaps further indicating that the company will look to equip its newer devices with new Lightning cables at some point. ”

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