In December last year the organization USB 3.0 Promoter Group, responsible for the development of the standard , announced a new version of the USB- connector. It will be a two-sided , ie, it can be turned. Posted on the Web renders it possible to estimate the dimensions of the new connector and the connector in comparison with the current USB 3.0.
Connector next generation Type-C is designed for devices with USB 3.1 and 2.0 and is comparable in size to the Lightning- plug. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that users no longer have to guess which way to insert the cable into the USB- slot.
With the currently existing connectors USB connector Type-C compatible , so to connect it require special cables and adapters. However, its appearance will produce ultra-thin electronic devices.
The advantages of Type-C include reduced size connectors that will also have a universal shape ( and not worry about which side to connect the cable), support charging power devices and a significantly higher data rate (probably up to 10 Gbit / s).
Another useful property that is worth special attention, is the versatility of Type-C. The creators claim that now will be used as a USB charging gadgets and content delivery , and for , say, a video broadcast . Final performance report will be published in July, and the first products to use interface Type-C, appear at the end of the year.
Observers say that the Promoter Group follows the example of Apple, which released in 2012 Lightning universal connector for the iPhone 5 and the latest models of iPad and iPod.