Next Version of USB Plug To Be Reversible

4 December 2013Technology

Matt Burns, writing for TechCrunch:

Our long worldwide nightmare is almost over. The next USB plug will finally be reversible just like Apple’s Lightning connector. No more blindly jamming the connector towards the receptacle, just knowing that it’s not going to work. In the near future, the plug will always be the right side up.

The upcoming connector, called Type-C, is designed for the USB 3.1 specification and scheduled to be finalized by the middle of 2014.

A small design change that will make a difference for millions of people every day.