The USB standard is so widespread that it would be difficult to imagine without it life. If it ran out, transferring data from cameras or pendrives, or charging mobile devices would be impossible. Over the past few years, this standard has evolved very strongly, and soon we can expect its next version.
Of course, the new version of the USB 3.1 connector, called SuperSpeed + USB, which according to specifications, will be fully compatible with previous versions of the connector. It will also give us about twice as much bandwidth as USB 3.0, not to mention that it will be more efficient (100W), which should greatly speed up the rechargeable battery of portable batteries.
With the release of the new connector, the market will also feature a brand new cable and a Type-C 3.1 connector to replace full-size USB and micro USB cables.
The USB 3.1 launch could push Intel’s Thunderbolt 2 margin to 20Gbps, which the company has been struggling to promote for some years now. USB is cheaper in production, it can charge the batteries of mobile devices, and besides it is much more popular among the manufacturers of electronic devices, which is of great importance.
Meanwhile, Thunderbolt is more expensive, requires more cables, adapters and other enhancements, which significantly increases the cost of using this technology. So it’s no wonder that computer manufacturers turn away from it – so few months ago did Acer abandon its use of the Thunderbolt standard for USB.