Apple May Have Invented USB Type-C [Audio]

Apple May Have Invented USB Type-C [Audio]

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Apple may have invented the USB Type-C connector and donated it to the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, reports Daring Fireball's John Gruber on 'The Talk Show'.

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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Apple May Have Invented USB Type-C [Audio]
Phil Stephens - March 22, 2015 at 3:38am
A quick look at the first few pages of the 171 page USB Type-C specification shows a long list of contibutors, including: VIA, Texas Instuments, Seagate, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, Lenovo, JAE, Intel, Google, Dell Apple, AMD. The Committee is chaired by Intel & Seagate representatives. The Apple contingent listed is pretty big, but so is the number of contributors from any other company. I would call them a significant contributor, nothing more. http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/
SWISS MADE - March 15, 2015 at 12:49am
USB is USB! and It is developed by microsoft, intel and other company! Not Apple who invented nothing!
Cheddar made - March 15, 2015 at 12:53am
Not invented nothing my ass! Usb Was made by ajay who wasn't from Microsoft. Apple made the usb-c who invented many things and 2007 is a true example of that you desperately blame at! Who else used USB-c before Apple? Who made a touchscreen phone before Apple? The list goes on. Case closed to that!
SWISS MADE - March 15, 2015 at 9:03am
Never Heard of Palm and Sonyericson P900? Apple stole their name from Beatles, Stole iphone name, bribe and stole IOS from creative and xerox and it goes on and on and on... Apple term for copying is innovation.
Cheddar made - March 15, 2015 at 12:07pm
Never heard of ipad, App Store, gestures. Samsung stole them from Apple and tries to be a wannabe of them catching up to them, tries to make iphone based name backwards these stealing its features generationby generation. That's what you call knockoff bribing, plus this so-called Xerox copy was some 80s os. What resemblance does ios have? Your gimmicks go one for how desperate you can get. It defies your mental disabilities that fool and blind you!
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