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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Apple's Reversible USB-Lightning Cable Unlikely for iPhone 6, but New Adapter Possible




Amid rumors of a new Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector and a redesigned power adapter from Apple, third-party vendor Moca.co is claiming that while the adapter may be ready for launch alongside the iPhone 6 next month, Apple is not yet ready to debut its new Lightning cable. Moca.co says that it is an MFi-certified vendor working with Apple's primary Lightning cable provider and that Apple has not yet placed any orders for the new cable.
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We are informed by the Official Appointed Manufacturer of Apple that the new Reversible USB Cable will not be released together with upcoming iPhone 6 and Apple has not placed any order with them yet. 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.
According to Moca.co, the manufacturing partner has sent samples of the Lightning cable with reversible USB connector to Apple for approval, but Apple has yet to move forward with manufacturing orders. Even once it does, it will reportedly be several months before the cables are ready.

The redesigned power adapter may, however, be ready to launch with the iPhone 6, as Moca.co tells MacRumors the design has been confirmed and mass production is already underway. According to the report, the new adapter supports up to 2A of current, twice that of the current adapter shipping with the iPhone. The new adapter will reportedly be able to power all iPhone, iPod, and iPad mini models, with the redesign likely driven by the higher power requirements of the larger iPhone 6 models.

Moca.co's prototype adapter and cable based on Apple's designs
Moca.co is planning to offer its own versions of the cable and adapter from its MFi-licensed manufacturing partners, and is currently taking pre-orders with plans of October delivery if it can obtain a sufficient number of pre-orders to initiate production.

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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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Well, I certainly won't be buying the new iPhone now.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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Is the added bulk on the power adapter really necessary, or are they adding bulk to it just for the sake of it?
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:19 PM   #4
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According to the report, the new adapter supports up to 2A of current, twice that of the current adapter shipping with the iPhone.
Only 2 watts shy of being able to also replace the larger iPad/iPad air chargers. Oh well, we can't have it all.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:20 PM   #5
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Jeez, the possibility of a new cable or adapter is vaguely reminiscent of the the… erm, excitement surrounding the imminent release of Lightning. I really hope they cover this in movie form as thoroughly as they treat Jobs' life:

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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:20 PM   #6
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Is the added bulk on the power adapter really necessary, or are they adding bulk to it just for the sake of it?
Increasing the power for charging and unifying the chargers between the iPads and iPhones.
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Increasing the power for charging and unifying the chargers between the iPads and iPhones.
Makes sense now. Thank you!
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:21 PM   #8
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Only 2 watts shy of being able to also replace the larger iPad/iPad air chargers. Oh well, we can't have it all.
Or maybe the newer devices charge faster?
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When will there be a Thunderbolt to Lighting cable? The naming schemes seem like they go together, and it would finally give that port on my Mac something to do!
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:24 PM   #10
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"Revolutionary cable".......?????
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:24 PM   #11
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thats cool and all, but i bought mine a couple days ago
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:29 PM   #12
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"Revolutionary cable".......?????
That does seem to be a bit of an overstatement.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:29 PM   #13
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Whatever it is they release hopefully it will improve the charging speed, as well as a battery that lasts like the old nokias...
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:31 PM   #14
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i already use to charge my iphone and ipad air from the ipad air charger
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Does anybody else think it's stupid to not have the USB symbol on both sides of the USB end of the cable? I already have a bunch of regular lightning cables. With this cable as-is, I'd have to check the inside of the connector to see if it's reversible just to be sure. In that time, I might as well just put it in, USB symbol up.
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Boooo, They should just ship the iPad charger. Its fold in prongs are way nice for dropping in a bag and not snagging on stuff.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:43 PM   #17
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When will there be a Thunderbolt to Lighting cable? The naming schemes seem like they go together, and it would finally give that port on my Mac something to do!
It would probably be priced at $60 a pop if Apple is feeling generous.

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Boooo, They should just ship the iPad charger. Its fold in prongs are way nice for dropping in a bag and not snagging on stuff.
They should stick a USB charging port on macbook chargers too. It would save so much hassle.
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Does anybody else think it's stupid to not have the USB symbol on both sides of the USB end of the cable? I already have a bunch of regular lightning cables. With this cable as-is, I'd have to check the inside of the connector to see if it's reversible just to be sure. In that time, I might as well just put it in, USB symbol up.
First thing I thought seeing that video..
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:52 PM   #19
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i already use to charge my iphone and ipad air from the ipad air charger
It will not charge any faster than a 1 amp charger that comes with the phone. My Note 3 draws 2 amps which takes a little under 2 hours to charge. My wifes iPhone 5 only pulls 1 amp so the same charger for my Note 3 or iPad will only give 1 amp; charging the phone in 2 hours.
If the iPhone 6 has a 2000mah battery with charging circuitry that can pull 2 amps that would give you 1 hour to charge give or take.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:54 PM   #20
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USB reversible cable

I think this is great that Apple is ahead on this one, it's gonna happen anyway.
I am disturbed by the way the person on the video is pulling the cable out by it's strain relief; not good practice, and how many people are going to see this.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 01:58 PM   #21
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Nooooooo...... not getting iphone 6 without reverse cable
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 02:00 PM   #22
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Neither of them are a compelling reason to get or not to get the iPhone 6.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 02:06 PM   #23
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Who gives a sh|t! It's a cable. So now, just like health apps and health earbuds, we are going to have 1000 USB cables to choose from? I'll wait until Apple decides to change. I'm of high enough IQ that I can easily insert my USB cable into my MBP. If and when Apple adds the reversible cable with its products, I'll use it. Not going out and spending even $1 on a cable I don't need.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 02:12 PM   #25
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How many times do you plug/unplug your lighting-cable into a USB port?

Mine usually stays connected to the power adapter.
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