A team of tech giants has finished blueprints for the USB Type-C, a smaller, reversible USB similar to Apple’s Lightning connector.
Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Texas Instruments and others collaborated on the development of the new reversible USB as part of the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, CNN Money reported
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The USB Type-C is similar in size to the MicroUSB connector common on mobile devices and cameras and is robust enough for laptops, the BBC reported
"Interest in the USB Type-C connector has not only been global, but cross-industry as well," USB 3.0 Promoter Group chairman Brad Saunders said, according to CNET
While the new connectors can be plugged into their ports either way, they won’t fit in the current standard USB ports. New devices likely will include ports for both sizes, and adapters will be made while the industry transitions to the new standard.
In March, the European Parliament passed a law requiring tech companies to provide a universal charger that will fit any device, with states having two years to impose the rule.
Twitter users welcomed the news.
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