Have Apple reinvented the USB cable?

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A recent tweet from Australian based Sonny Dickson is believed to contain a photo of an Apple listening cable with one major difference… Which is the fact it has no right or wrong way up on either side of the cable!

For many years, people have been baffled by a standard USB cables refusal to enter a USB port on what appears (on first glance) to be the correct way up. In something that only manifests its self in the IT world, the USB port phenomenon is well-known. No man has yet been able to insert a USB cable on first try (maybe?) – however, if the rumours are in fact to be believed, Apple will have quashed this issue once and for all.

The introduction of the ground breaking lighting cable saw Apple fans the world over rejoice, as fumbling round for that much-needed juice in the middle of the night in their dimly lit rooms was a thing of the past.. In a ground break move, Apple had finally brought out a charger which had no right and wrong way up.. At least at one end! For all intense and purposes this new cable, (should it in fact not be a figment of someones imagination) will mean that both ends can now easily be inserted in the dark without the need for the standard “Attempt one way, reverse plug, attempt second way, reverse plug again, insert USB with original side up without issue” method.

https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/statuses/500837230491860992

Normally I would take prelaunch blog posts such as Sonny’s with a pinch of salt, however Sonny has somewhat of a proven track record for outing details of Apple hardware long before the official launch date. Personally I think it’s a cable improvement that is long overdue, and hope its true.. The next thing I would love to see, is a completely uniform design of charge cables. So no one manufacturer differs from the next. Which I know is a long way off, however – we can dream!

Whats your thoughts on the new cable? Do you think it will pavé the way for all future USB cables?

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