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Apple Won't Ship a Redesigned Power Adapter with the 'iPhone 6', Says Analyst

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A week ago, we reported on the news that Apple could be releasing a redesigned power adapter for the iPhone 6, in order to cope with the increase in battery size. Now, according to a new report coming from the AppleInsider publication, who cites reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a reversible version of the Lightning charge cable as well as a larger, possibly more powerful iPhone power adapter aren't in the pipeline. Here's more:

We don't expect the USB power adapter and Lightning cable for iPhone 6 to have significant design changes," Kuo wrote in a Monday morning note to investors, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider. Kuo cited "cost concerns and limited improvements to overall user experience that such changes would bring" before declaring the speculation "off the mark."

Whispers of a new Lightning cable bearing a non-standard, reversible USB Type A plug at one end first surfaced in mid-August. A number of parts bearing the new design appeared online, but such a configuration — while technically feasible — is not sanctioned by the USB Implementers Forum, the USB standard's overseers, and was thus unlikely to come directly from Apple

The iPhone 6 and the upcoming iWatch is set for a release on September 9, so that's when we'll have more details about the rumored redesign for the adapter.

Source: AppleInsider​
 
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