Well if you’ve ever had some cursing-filled rants at your USB plugs, you might find yourself a little more zen with the next generation. So take a seat and get ready for the details.
According to the Verge,
“Work has begun on a new generation of USB that will break compatibility with existing connectors in order to improve ease of use and allow for thinner devices.”
Cue the celebratory dancing.
The new connector, which is being called Type-C, will be an addition to the existing USB 3.1 specification and it should be finalized by the middle of 2014. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of this next generation USB plug yet, but the Type-C will be about the size of a Micro USB plug and it will mock Apple’s Lightning connector in terms of its reversibility. So, you should find this new cable a little more user-friendly.
Brad Saunders, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group chairman, said in a press release that the Type-C will “meet evolving design trends in terms of size and usability.”Alex Peleg of Intel said the Type-C “will enable an entirely new super-thin class of devices from phones to tablets, to 2-in-1s, to laptops to desktops.” “This new industry standards-based thin connector delivering data, power, and video is the only connector one will need across all devices,” Peleg added.
So get excited!