Ming-Chi Kuo: No reversible USB Lightning connector for iPhone 6

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lightning cableThe rumor mill spat out a report in mid-August that a reversible USB lightning connector was coming to the iPhone 6. It was published by the Chinese blog, but now, KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, says it won’t be happening because of cost concerns.

The leaked images kindled speculation that Apple will adopt this reversible USB cable that allows users to insert the USB plug either way, much like we currently can with the Lightning cable end. Mr. Kuo said he doesn’t expect to see this new cable included with the iPhone 6 because of “cost concerns,” and “limited improvements to overall user experience.”

Mr. Kuo’s report was confirmed by third-party vendor; this new USB cable—also known as Type-C—will miss the iPhone’s debut on September 9, and it will not be available this year.

We are informed by the Official Manufacturer of Apple that the new Reversible USB Cable will not be released together with upcoming iPhone 6. Apple fans will not be able to get the MFi version of this revolutionary cable from Apple this year but that is not the end of the story.

As the iPhone 6 debut draws near, speculations continues to escalate in the iOS community. Until we see the real deal on its launch date, we expect more leaked images and rumors to surface. These are exciting times.

Via [MacRumors]

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