Apple caused a lot of controversy this week by unveiling a new MacBook that did away with all ports except one USB-C port, even getting rid of its popular MagSafe connector.
Interestingly, it seems Apple may have actually invented this new industry standard. Here's what Gruber had to say about the port:
"I have heard, I can't say who but lets call them informed little birdies, that USB-C is an Apple invention and that they gave it to the standards bodies... and that the politics of such is that they can't really say that. They're not going to come out in public and say that but that they did. It is an Apple invention and they want it to become a standard."
"What I've heard is that it's an Apple invention that was sort of developed alongside Lightning and that they donated, they gave to the standards bodies because they want the industry standard to be thin enough for their devices and they want it to be reversible."
You can learn more about the new USB Type-C connector here. Also take a listen to the podcast embedded below starting at the 54 minute mark. Do you think it's an Apple invention? Let us know in the comments!
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