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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What is defective exactly?

By which I mean, is it the iPhone 5S or the cable? Since the "Genius" people here don't believe there's a problem with their product, and yet we can replicated it fairly consistently, I'm curious what you believe is the fault so I can try using that explanation.

It is a brand new iPhone 5S. There is no dirt in the port.

Edited 2013-12-05 04:33 UTC

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