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Your next iPhone cable will end decades of frustration

Your next iPhone cable will end decades of frustration
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Accidentally trying to plug in your USB cable upside down can be really frustrating - especially if you push too hard and ruin your plug or the computer port.

Well, Apple may have a solution for you. A new iPhone 6 rumor says the phone's Lightning cable will include a new kind of USB connector that can plug into the computer's port either way. It's only a rumor, but if it's true, that's great news for Apple users.

While a new cable is not certain, Apple’s switch to the Lightning cable from the 30-pin dock connector used on the iPhone and iPad since its inception until two years ago made the end that plugs into the iPhone reversible.

Up until now, the only USB cable patents with this kind of technology couldn't be used with the USB ports on current computers. But, Apple filed a patent for its own reversible USB port in 2013 that it will work with any standard port.

iPhone 6 USB

One Twitter user has leaked a photo of what the new USB cable supposedly looks like, on the right.

@SonnyDickson says "Reversible USB port on the new Lightning cables!"

See how it compares to the current one-way cable used by Apple.

Like with most rumors about its new gadget, Apple has refused to comment. We'll just have to wait until the iPhone 6 release date to find out if it's true.

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