[ATTACH=full]6338[/ATTACH] It is much smaller than the common USB connectors we use (type-A). It is about the same size as a current micro-USB connector, and it can handle device charging as well as 10 Gbps data transfer rates.

It is symmetrical unlike the common USB connectors. The reversible design means you’ll be able to connect a Type-C cable without worrying about the plug’s orientation or the cable’s direction (there’s no “right way up”)

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Was already in the new mac book

Yeah. The 12.1.

does anyone know the data transfer speeds on usb type c? anything like thunderbolt?

there is all what you need to know bout USB type C and USB 3.1. The tech is still new and has alot of teething issues.

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Since USB type-C supports USB 3.1, then it’s data transfer speed must be above 10 Gbps.

thats what you think but nope. Watch the video there are benchmarks there.

Thunderbolt is way faster than USB 3.1 but is very expensive. Thunderbolt is good for connecting many peripherals to the same port, including a monitor and even charging them but USB TYPE-C goes a notch higher, being able to even charge the laptop.