In late July we posted a report titled "Apple Invents a Reversible USB Connector." Shortly thereafter a rumor of Apple preparing to launch this connector in connection with the upcoming iPhone 6 surfaced and a second rumor came to light this past Monday. I don't know about the iPhone 6, but having a reversible USB connector coming to market for Macs is a possibility over the next year. Today, The US Patent and Trademark Office published a new Apple patent filing titled "Reversible USB Connector with Compliant Member to Spread Stress and Increase Contact Normal Force."
For more details on Apple's invention, see patent application number 20140235095.
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