Yesterday I saw the news article on the new USB type-C connector which will be a lot smaller and reversible - just like the lightning connector. I was thinking what kind of consequences this would have for Apple as lightning and usb type-c could easily be confused. By coincidence I found this article, which describes exactly my thoughts on the topic: http://www.everyinteraction.com/reversible-usb-type-c-lightning/ I would hope Apple implements this new connector on their future laptops. The benefit would be that both the cable and the connector would be reversible for the devices it support obviously. Would Apple change to this new connector on a future iPhone - not least to comply with the new European Union regulation "one charger for all".