The most anticipated design of a reversible USB cable has been finally revealed. The new pictures of the device has been launched that show how the connector would look like. There had been several reports about the reversible USB cable but no factual reports were yet received and people were in eager doubts if it will ever surface the market. Their thoughts have commanded a stoppage when the pictures of the next level reversible USB cable were released.
It has been created by Foxconn, a Taiwanese company. It has thrown light on how the new cables would look like and how they will work. They have also pointed out the fact on how the ports of the electronic devices are set to change.
This cable will be officially known as the USB Type-C connector. The cable has been made for use by thin sleeker devices including the likes of tablets and ultrabooks. The universal problem to inserting devices wrong way up will be solved for good, using this reversible cable.
The pictures of this cable reveal what it would look like and Foxconn has also thrown light on its features and other important news. The type C connector will be built on the USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 technology. The pictures that are launched are expected to look closely like the final device, however there might be some changes noticed in the final version of the cable.
Here are some of the features of the cable:
1. It is basically designed to be used by the thin and sleek devices like tablets, ultrabooks, etc. The cable will be built on the USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 technologies.
2. The plug that will be given with the cable is expected to be much smaller than the laptop connectors that are used currently by the people. It will be very identical to the size of the micro USB.
3. The reversible nature of the cable means that it can be plugged whichever way the user wants and it will work perfectly in either of the cases.
4. It will work very similar to the Apple Lightening Connector.
The specifications of the USB 2.0 were released in the year and it came to existence in the end of 2001. This was later followed by USB 3.0 in the year 2008 and USB 3.1 came into existence in July 2013. Apple is known for using its own manufactured lightening connector for the new models of its iPhones and iPads. The cable can be inserted any way the user wants in the Apple devices using the lightening connector.
The Type C connector whose pictures have been recently revealed will work on exactly the same principles as that of the Apple Lightening Connector. Its size is expected to be equaling the size of a micro USB. According to the experts, the Type C connector will work perfectly well with all the sleek devices. However, the new design of the connector does not resemble the old versions of the devices and hence, this is where the users will have to readjust.
The chairman of the Promoter group, Brad Saunders has announced that the plug will be able to help the thinner products to enhance their performance for the future versions of USB. As seen in the pictures released by Foxconn, the design is expected to change in the final version. The full specifications of the cable have not yet been announced but it is expected to be similar to that of the Apple Lightening Connector. This summer will see the release of the final design of the connector.
Intel is also very excited for the launch of the Type C connector as it will help the thin devices from phones to tablets and others to benefit from the advantages of the reversible connector. There are huge expectations from the connector in the market.