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Topic: USB 3.0

Next-gen USB connector a reversible challenge to Apple's Thunderbolt & Lightning

12/04/2013, 01:12 pm

The USB Implementers Forum on Wednesday announced that the USB 3.1 specification will bring with it a new style of connector that can be plugged in in any orientation and will support future USB technologies like USB Power Delivery, high-speed data transfer, and video-over-USB.


Apple's new 9-pin Dock Connector for iPhone 5 may support USB 3.0

09/11/2012, 07:09 pm

While Apple's new Dock Connector for iPhone 5 has been assumed to simply allow for a smaller physical port, the number of pins it uses coincides with the emerging USB 3.0 standard, which supports transfers up to 5 Gbps.