iPhone 6 looking more likely to ship with reversible Lightning-to-USB cable

We heard earlier this week that the iPhone 6 could be arriving with a reversible Lightning-to-USB cable, and this rumour would seem to be on the money given the appearance of a video which shows off just such a cable.

This particular droplet of rumour spillage comes from prolific Apple leaker Sonny Dickson, and you can see the video clip above.

It shows the Lightning-to-USB cable box, first off, then the tightly bound cable next to it, and then the cable being plugged in, and turned over before being plugged in again. Yes, with this lead, there's no need to worry about which way is "up" when plugging in, as either way will work.

If this does come bundled with the iPhone 6 as has been previously suggested, it'll hardly be a selling point up there with the much larger (possibly sapphire) screens of the new models, but it will be something of a selling point nonetheless. For a long time now, many folks have bemoaned the standard USB cable, as you can almost guarantee if you plug it in without looking, you'll get it the wrong way up.

In other iPhone news this morning, we've seen fresh leakage of new shots which show the iPhone 6 off in all its glory, completely with smoothly rounded edges. This is likely to be one slick device which Apple expects to sell a lot of (Cupertino has cranked up production to hit 70-80 million units this year, according to reports).

Rumoured specs are also starting to appear, with sources indicating the new iPhone will come with a 2GHz CPU, but perhaps only 1GB of RAM (the latter being the same as the iPhone 5S – though the former is a considerable boost).


The Birth Of Gigabit LTE: Your Next Phone Could Be Supercharged!

This week Qualcomm announced their X16 Modem which is intended to provide Gigabit wireless speeds likely making us wish we all had unlimited data plans again. This layers on top of their Mu-MIMO effort which is already showing up in some phones providing near Gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi. To give you a sense of the speed boost this is 10x the speed of the first LTE (4G) devices and 500x the speed of the first 3G devices and about 2x the speed of the fastest modems in market today. But what does this mean in terms of what you can do? Now be aware that this generally won’t show up in phones until...

Cognizant computing smartphones  

Smarter, fast communications, and high-resolution—can it get any better?

How To Market Yourself Online

Up to 93% of hiring managers review a candidate’s social profile before making a decision on whether to offer a role, and this number is only likely to increase.