Yesterday, word got out about a new breed of Lightning connector based on the next generation of USB connector, Type-C. The current generation cable launched with the iPhone 5 and iPad mini was reversible at the connector end and Apple is apparently looking to do the same with larger USB side.
Apple’s plans were initially revealed in patent images leaked by Sonny Dickson. Now, Dickson has posted a video of the reversible Lightning USB cable. The clip is short (just 10 seconds) and shows the cable being unplugged and flipped over before being plugged back in. Other than some whimsical music, there’s nothing else going on here. A second video sent to 9to5Mac shows the cable plugged into an iPhone and the iPhone registering the connection once the cable has been flipped and plugged in the opposite side up.
Given that the USB Type-C connector is ready for production and this apparent proof of Apple’s progress with its own cable, we’d be shocked if this cable didn’t see an unveiling alongside the new iPhone in just a few weeks’ time. In the mean time, you can check out the videos for yourself below.