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Unseen images of retail boxes for Apple’s revamped Lightning Cable have been unearthed by uSwitch Tech, adding heft to reports that major changes are afoot with the company's products’ umbilical chord and that it'll hit the market very soon.

The snaps, which we once again collaborated with leaks don Sonny Dickson to source, show the packaging for the rethought Lightning Cable that's set to be ‘reversible’ this time around.

In this context 'reversible' means users will be able to insert the cable into a USB port any way up. As Apple’s patent filing for the cable explains, the change is intended to minimise “user frustration” and cut back on accidental damage.

The shots of retail boxes for the cables confirm that rather than being something that could yet be a long way from reality and market-readyness, Apple is in fact ready to introduce them with the iPhone 6 next month.

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We also picked up some extra snaps of the all-new Lightning Cable next to a handset and nestling next to an Apple logo. These don’t tell us anything new about it, but we thought you’d like to see them anyway.

Both the 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch iPhone 6 iterations are expected to be granted their big reveal on September 9th and will likely hit retail ten days later.

As well as phablet-style dimensions, the next-gen edition is set to usher in a new, more rounded design, a longer-life battery, more processing power and a better camera.

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