There are a lot of different cables and connection devices out there. USB, mini-USB, micro-USB, Mag-safe, Lightning, and a whole forest of power connectors. Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one connector that could do everything? Well, it looks like there might be something like that just might be found on the back of the latest version of the Apple MacBook. The future of all connections just might end up being USB-C. Apple’s getting it first, but it’s going to become the industry standard sooner than later, since it’s the product of the USB consortium and available for use by pretty much anyone.
So what makes USB-C so good? Well, we’re talking about one port for all services. It’s faster than USB 3.0, for one thing. It’s also able to carry more of a charge, so it will replace your battery connector. Most importantly, there’ll be no more struggling to figure out which way to plug in the cord, because USB-C has an omnidirectional cord end; and there’s no male or female connectors, so it won’t even matter what side plugs in where! Pretty cool stuff, right?
Perhaps the best thing about USB-C is that it’ll be completely open. If you have a laptop and your friend has a USB-C phone, well… it’ll charge both of your devices, without crossing things up.Technorati Tags: apple, beginning usb-c standard, new usb connector, new usb-c connector coming to apple, USB, usb standard, usb-c, usb-c added to apple, usb-c standard