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New Universal USB Connector Revealed

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Apr 10, 2014, 3:20 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

The USB Implementer's Forum recently released the first images of the new Type-C reversible USB connector that is planned to replace micro-USB. While similar in size to a current micro-USB connector, the new plug can be inserted either way, much like Apple's Lightning connector. The new connector will also support faster data transfer - up to 10 Gbps - in the form of SuperSpeed USB 3.1. It also provides increased power for charging using extended 5-volt current ranges and up to 100 watts with USB Power Delivery standard. The standard is expected to be finalized by July and should appear in devices by the end of 2014.

from USB-IF
more info at The Verge »

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T Bone

Apr 12, 2014, 11:06 AM

Not being reversible is a feature not a bug

The fact that standard USB is not reversible but needs to be inserted in a particular way is not a bug but a feature. This was done intentionally because it helps to ensure that the port, and USB cable don't wear out faster, why would they get rid of this important feature just to copy Apple? It's absurd.
I don't think they are getting rid of that just to copy apple. Everything is moving towards being streamlined, and easy to use. Even things that seemed a luxury before are now too tough for some whiners to use because they have to reverse a plug, i...
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ngc604

Apr 14, 2014, 4:11 PM

Moving forward?

What is this technology advancing bullshit about? I get 23 wheels to the boars-head of gas and that's the way I likes it! Laughing

And everyone bitched when apple switched to the lightning connector.
I don't actually think that this is an 'advance', the fact that USB cables have to be inserted in a particular way was done on purpose, they could have made it reversible at any time, they chose not to do so because requiring that the cables be insert...
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flash400runner

Apr 10, 2014, 4:02 PM

The next apple lawsuit

So what's the over/under until apple sues? I'm saying 1 year
Hmm... symmetrical, and the corners are rounded. AND it has no keypad! I'm guessing Monday?
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