Don’t expect reversible USB cable to ship with iPhone 6

A reversible USB-to-Lighning cable and redesigned charger. One could be ready to ship this fall. Photo: Moca

A reversible USB-to-Lighning cable and redesigned charger. One could be ready to ship this fall. Photo: Moca

A slew of reports and leaked pictures have suggested that Apple could ship a new Lightning cable with reversible USB connector in the iPhone 6’s packaging. That’s not happening, according to venerable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo, who is rarely off the mark with his Apple predictions, has said that a new charging cable won’t debut this month due to “cost concerns” and “limited improvements to overall user experience.”

In a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, Kuo dispelled recent rumors that Apple is prepping a new cable for this year’s iPhone. Although Apple could introduce a new cable right now, Kuo thinks it would cost the company too much to manufacture given the newness of the reversible USB design.

Moca, a third-party accessories maker, previously reported that reversible USB would not be included in the iPhone 6’s Lightning cable. The Hong Kong-based studio does, however, believe that a tweaked charger could be in the cards for supplying more power to larger iPhones.

About the author

Alex HeathAlex Heath is a staff writer at Cult of Mac and co-host of the CultCast. He has been quoted by the likes of the BBC, KRON 4 News, and books like "ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation." If you want to pitch a story, share a tip, or just get in touch, additional contact information is available on his personal site. Twitter always works too.

(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)| Read more posts by .

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , |