Yesterday we reported on Apple’s new reversible USB cable that was leaked on Twitter by Sonny Dickson. While there is already a reversible USB cable being worked on, USB 3.0. It seems Apple’s version is not quite the same. Check out the videos below to see the new cable in action.
Blurb from Apple’s Patent Filing
Embodiments can provide reversible or dual orientation USB plug connectors for mating with standard USB receptacle connectors, e.g., a standard Type A USB receptacle connector. Accordingly, the present invention may be compatible with any current or future electronic device that includes a standard USB receptacle connector. USB plug connectors according to the present invention can have a 180 degree symmetrical, double orientation design, which enables the plug connector to be inserted into a corresponding receptacle connector in either of two intuitive orientations. Some embodiments of the present invention may be used with or require a non-standard USB receptacle connector. Thus, embodiments of the present invention may reduce the potential for USB connector damage and user frustration during the incorrect insertion of a USB plug connector into a corresponding USB receptacle connector of an electronic device.
It certainly looks legit and if it is users will be excited to be able to use their cables either way. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.