iPhone 6 owners won’t get the chance to play with Apple’s new reversible Lightning cable, one of the tech world's best connected pundits claims, with the cord not expected to ship with the forthcoming smartphone.
Word from KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo suggests that the cable, which has been leaked extensively, will not be bundled with the new phone when it hit shelves, possibly ten days after Apple’s September 9th event.
The reason? Well, concerns over cost for one, as well as an apparent belief that the cable won’t do much to improve user experience.
The Lightning cable is said to have a new reversible USB connector, which could be pushed into a power unit or laptop without having to ensure it’s the right way up.
Last month, reports emerged that production of the cable had stopped, for reasons that weren't apparent at the time.
The iPhone 6 is due to launch in two variants: a 4.7–inch and 5.5–inch model. Apple is holding a special launch on September 9th at the Flint Centre in Cupertino.