Intended to replace both USB and Micro USB with one universal standard, Type-C looks to be pretty much the same size as Apple's proprietary Lightning cable, which has a similar reversible design. With support for USB 3.1, the new cables will offer bandwidth of up to 10Gbps, though their biggest benefit will surely be in eliminating the frustration of trying to plug devices in the right way round. The design and the full spec have not been fully settled yet, but the USB Implementers Forum is confident enough in its current plans to release these images illustrating what can be expected.
USB Type-C Connector
Key characteristics of the USB TypeC connector solution include:
● An entirely new design tailored to work well with emerging product designs
● New smaller size
• Similar in size to the existing USB 2.0 MicroB
● Usability enhancements
• Users no longer need to be concerned with plug orientation/cable direction
• Makes it easier to plug in
● The TypeC connector/cable will support scalable power charging
• The connector design will scale for future USB bus performance
Take a look at the images below...