One of the latest part leaks of Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 is a new Lightning cable that can be inserted into a USB port in either orientation.
A new video surfaced on Monday showing the reversible USB cable in action, following several photos published of the purported new cables. The video published by Australian Apple blogger Sonny Dickson demonstrates the cable being removed and reinserted into a USB port upside-down. The first video published by Dickson doesn’t show an iPhone actually syncing with the cable, but it does give credence to an Apple patent published in July for a “Reversible USB Connector.”
Another video published by 9to5Mac provides a better look and demonstrates that the cable does indeed work with the iPhone.
The reversible USB cable joins the increasing number of internal and external iPhone 6 parts as Apple ramps up production of the smartphone. The iPhone 6 is rumored to contain the faster 2GHz A8 processor along with 2GB RAM and a number of improvements such as an improved camera.
The iPhone 6 is expected to be available in two sizes, a 4.7-inch model and the larger 5.5-inch model, which reportedly will be called iPhone 6L. Both iPhone 6 models are expected to be unveiled at a Sept. 9 media event.
Pricing is not confirmed. However, analysts believe that the iPhone 6 and 6L are likely to cost $199 to $299 with a two-year contract and $600 to $700 off-contract.