USB Type-C: Just Like A Lightning Cable-- Only Cheaper, Designed By Committee, And Available 3 Years From Now


The BBC reported that the USB Promoter Group announced that future USB cable interfaces will be smaller and reversible, so as to better compete with the Apple Lightning cable that is already reversible and smaller than USB 3.0.

The new interface to be called "USB Type-C" will not be a completed specification until mid-2014 and will not be used in a product until sometime in 2016.

The photo shown above, exclusive to Operation Gadget, is the only photo known to be available for the proposed design for USB Type-C.

-- via Daring Fireball