Since 2015, the momentum behind USC-C has gradually been picking up. By early 2017, smartphone manufacturers had finally accepted USB-C cables as the standard in port connection, incorporating it into every design. Today, there’s yet to be a cable better at syncing and charging devices, and has been rumoured to be the next step in phasing out the 3.5mm headphone jack. If you have a device that requires plugging into something to sync or charge, chances are that it is using some form of USB connection. If it’s a device that has been released in the past two years, it’s also likely it’s being hooked up with a USB-C cable.
In the years to come, many are predicting USB-C will become to go-to standard across more devices. Desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, USB sticks, and all devices have come around to using these cables. Why – because it provides better durability and a higher performance. Instead of focusing on re-developing existing USB technology – such as the updates of USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and USB 3.1 did – USB-C focused on re-developing the physical connection point. Arguably the most impactful decision made surrounding USB-C was being a replacement at both ends of the cable. This effectively means that any device could be a host or peripheral.
USB-C has a number of potential uses and thus far, some have speculated that we are only scratching the surface of where to the cable is headed. As an example, Canadian-based retailer Prime Cables already has numerous USB-C cables, USB-C adapters, and USB-C accessories that have helped to make the standard popular among Canadians. The fledging uses of USB-C is growing its reputation and as more companies are adopting USB-C as their standard, requests for these types of cable have increased significantly. Needless to say the future looks bright for USB-C cables. After all, Apple recently released a 12-inch MacBook with a single USB-C port to connect devices with as well as to provide power. Smartphones from HTC and LG have also championed the use of USB-C. All around, devices who adopt USB-C can be built thinner, with less ports, higher data transfer, more flexibility, and it can even impact the quality of sound in noticeable ways.
For USB-C cables and adapters, consider browsing the catalogue at Prime Cables for more information. Replacing dated port connection designs across all host and client devices, the future of the Universal Serial Bus standard is wrapped in the future of USB-C.