Next-gen USB connector will be thinner and reversible

The next generation of USB connectors is on the way. The USB 3.1 will be thinner than current 3.0 versions, will be able to plug in upside down or right side up (thank God), and can move data at 10 gigabits per second.

As mobile devices get increasingly slimmer, so too will their corresponding USB connectors. Even better, you won’t have to flip the cable when you try to slip it in upside down. Finally. Development for the next-generation USB connector, called the Type-C, is underway and will be thinner and sleeker than current USB 3.0 cables (pictured above), according to the USB 3.1 Promoter Group, which is made up of industry heavy hitters including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Intel.

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