C has a design advantage that you'll love - it is reversible! You’ll no longer have to flip the connector around several times before you insert it correctly. And you know how you sometimes have to carry around several different cable types just to be able to charge multiple devices? If made standard, USB type-C could change that.
With its improved function and compliance with new standards, you should see many major manufacturers making the change.
C’s Got More Power!
Today’s standard USB connection provides roughly 2.5 watts of power, which is enough to charge your phone or tablet, and not much else. USB-C will change that, providing 100 watts of power! To give you some perspective, a laptop typically requires about 60 watts to charge. If you’ve gone shopping for a new Macbook or Chromebook Pixel lately, you have seen that they have both adopted USB-C charging ports. With Apple in the lead, you can expect it will be adopted as an industry standard.
You can expect data transmission to be faster as well. It should be as good, or better, than existing top-line solutions including USB 3.1 Standard A, Type B, and Micro-B 10 Pin.
At present, USB 3’s theoretical bandwidth is 5 Gbps and USB 3.1’s bandwidth is 10. USB-C will be as good or better.
What Does USB Type-C Mean for You?
These new technological innovations don’t mean that you will have to throw away all of your old cables and connections; you will just need a physical adapter. It’s highly likely that many computers will begin to house USB type-C ports, as well as USB type-A ports while the market fully transitions.
Lucky for us, we will be able to gradually transition from old devices with conventional USB connections to new devices with USB type-C connectors.