While the cable will still come with a standard-size male USB end, Apple appears to be ditching the 30-pin connector in favor of a much smaller 8-pin connector on the opposite side.
MagSafe connection with adapters for 30-pin accessories?
Though the images of the cable certainly fit in line with what we expect Apple's iPhone accessories to look like, there are still a few questions about the new cable.
There are indications Apple will sell an adapter for the new 8-pin end so the iPhone 5 will still work with many of the older 30-pin accessories previously sold.
Additionally, it's reported the 8-pin end may be a MagSafe connection, similar to those on the new MacBooks, which would make it much easier to snap the cable into place.
Of course, don't take our work for it - our special TR News iPhone 5 report has all the information in our 'alternative' look at the new handset:
Regardless of whether this leaked photo ends up being real or not, we'll find out soon enough during Apple's September 12 event.