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Apple Changing USB Technology

Aug 19 2014, 12:31am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Apple Changing USB Technology
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The new iPhone 6 may be coming with an updated USB cable

USB technology is a vital part of electronics in the current age. Almost everything relies on it to connect to computers and devices, but Apple is changing the way that their devices handle it with the introduction of their own new version.

Of all of the changes that are happening with the iPhone 6, this is one that no one saw coming. What makes it an important change is that when Apple makes changes, the rest of the tech world follows close behind.

According to a tweet from a person notorious for leaking Apple products, the new USB cables are based off of a patent that Apple filed in January of 2013. It breaks away from the standards that have been set by the USB Implementers Forum and, while handling speeds of up to 10GBps, it is closer in size to Micro USB cables. The major change is that it is reversible, eliminating a common problem that any electronics user is familiar with. The power transfer is also capable of charging a phone at the same speed as a wall plug, greatly reducing the amount of time that people spend with their phones plugged in desperately hoping to get back to whatever they were doing.

 

This is similar to the change they made to Thunderbolt cables with the previous models of the iPhone. Many speculate that this is part of a push towards proprietary hardware, since they are also rumored to be using the same Thunderbolt port for the new headphones. In any case, it is an innovation that comes as a welcome surprise. Stay tuned to find out what else we still don’t know about the iPhone 6.

Source: Apple Balla

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