Reversible USB Lightning Cables May Be Coming with New iPhone & iPad
Apple may introduce a reversible USB Lightning adapter soon, marking a subtle but welcome change to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch USB connectors. The reversible portion of the cable would be the USB side that connects to a Mac or PC, as the Lightning adapter end is already reversible.
If you’ve ever fumbled around trying to plug a USB cable into your computer, you likely know how useful this would be, since there would be no more guessing as to which side up the USB adapter end has to be to plug in correctly. Frankly, it’s sort of amazing it has taken this long to even consider the idea, hopefully it pans out.
There’s no indication on whether or not the redesigned USB cables, if they arrive, will be any tougher than prior Apple USB-to-iOS cables, which seem to be prone to fraying over time.