Tag Archives: USB

Photos of new iPhone USB power brick appear online

Right off the heals of the reversible USB Lightening cable that leaked online last week, a new power brick that’s seemingly to go hand in hand with it has leaked online today. A user on Weibo has posted a photo that he claims is of the new power brick. The photo posted shows the brick to be a little bit larger than the current brick that comes with the…

Apple patent sheds new light on reversible USB cable

A patent filling revealed today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details just how Apple plans to make the USB side on their ‘Lightening’ chargers reversible. The patent, spotted by AppleInsider, details that the thick plastic layer that normally covers half of the USB inside the plug is being cut down to a thin layer of plastic. The patent…

Apple’s next-gen Lightening cable to feature reversible USB

Esteemed Apple-leaker Sonny Dickson has a near perfect track record, so when he says that the USB side of the next generation Apple Lightening cable will be reversible, you can bet that it will be. In a photo posted on Twitter, Dickson shows a comparison of the current-gen Lightening cable side-by-side with the alleged next-gen revision. Don’t…

Apple’s USB power adapter takeback program extends to UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany

Apple has extended its “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program” to a few more countries it would seem, according to the update to its site. If you’ll recall, the program began earlier this month and was available in the US and China, but now has extended to a few other countries. The countries added include: UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. The…

Apple patent shows SD card/USB port combination

      An Apple patent published today shows how Apple could combine an SD card slot and a USB port. The “Combined Input Port” patent shows an invention that varies the depth and position of the two respective ports, allowing them to be combined into one device. According to the patent description: The input port includes an…

Orobis Transform is cool transforming Lightning/Micro-USB cable

If any of you have the problem of too many cables, Orobis may solve your problem. If you’ve been using an iPad mini and a phone with a Micro-USB charging port, you can now use the same cable for both. The new cable by Orobis is currently seeking funding on Indigogo, a site similar to Kickstarter, and is currently about $20,000 away from its final…