USB Type-C is really starting to take off, which is interesting because it is actually not very new in terms of USB developments. The first USB protocol (USB 1.0, fittingly) launched in the mid-1990s, with USB 2.0 coming to market about a decade or so later. We are now in the USB 3.0 generation, which is only a few years old itself.
USB is important because it helped to standardize the field of data transfer. After all, the purpose was to provide a universal serial port that would accommodate the growing library of mobile devices in the world. This would make it easier, of course, to use technology to bridge gaps within technology. For example, storing data on a USB drive so that you can move that data from one source to another source. Or, as with mobile devices, to channel power from one source into another source.
It is not really important to know when and how this technology has changed. All you really need to know is that as the USB protocol evolved, it get faster and stronger and more capable. That concept is nothing new.
As a matter of fact, the quick progression of the USB technology protocol has followed much of the progression of other mobile technologies in that as the tech got better, it also got smaller at the same time. Indeed, by the time we reached USB 3.0, the connectors were about a third the size of the original USB 1.0 connections
But something that is new is the Primecables USB type C cable.
USB Type C has been pretty standard on Apple devices for many years. Some might even argue that Apple invented. Well, if they didn’t invent them, perhaps you could say that they standardized them. While the standard USB connection has always featured a trapezoidal shape that only fits into the port one way, the USB Type C connection features a reversible 24-pin port. This makes them much easier to use. Fortunately, they are also very powerful, which makes them a better choice in many regards.
USB Type C may not yet be the industry standard, but it does appear to be headed that way. USB Type C also helps to streamline devices too, as you can also treat it like a peripheral jack for headphones, though wireless Bluetooth technology should be the preferred method for such things right now.