Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 23:40 UTC
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USB cable developers have announced that a forthcoming version of the connector's plug is to be reversible.

It means users of the Universal Serial Bus cables will no longer have to worry which way round the part is facing when plugging it into a device.

The specification is due to be completed by mid-2014, and the first product on the market by 2016.

Spend only a few days using Apple's Lightning connector, and you'll realise how small things like it being reversible just makes life that tiny little bit less frustrating. About time USB did this.

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Reversability at what cost?
by vnangia on Thu 5th Dec 2013 01:03 UTC
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I must disagree. The Lightning connector on my wife's new iPhone 5S (putting aside the licensing paranoia from Apple, which is a separate story in itself) very often refuses to engage correctly, meaning she wakes up to a dead phone. Sigh.

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