The first images of reversible USB 3.1 connector

USB cables have always been characterized by a chronic problem since birth: it was rarely possible to plug the connector on the first try. Over the years, the standard had several changes and evolved along with the development of new electronic devices, but this feature was maintained.

USB 3.1 connector

In recently, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the consortium responsible in outline the characteristics of the new standard, announced at the end of 2013 that the connector will be reversible. It could now see how will be the connector, known as USB 3.1 Type C, after a series of images of Foxconn, which were leaked on the Internet.

This connector is much thinner and smaller than the current standard, known as Standard-A and Micro-B, and given its ability to be reversible, more resembles the lightning of Apple, the proprietary cable used for the iPhone and iPad.

Created in 1996 and implemented in 1998, the USB 1.1 version adopted in this particular connection as a matter of costs, according to the statements of Ajay Bhatt, Intel engineer who was in charge of the development of the standard.