Being hailed as the new “super USB cable”, USB-C is a new type of USB cable. USB-C allows for faster transfer speeds, a reversible connector, and several other applications such as connecting displays and headphones. It is believed to be replacing existing USB ports on phones, allowing for slimmer devices with more connectivity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Now Intel have hailed it as the ideal — and superior — alternative to the headphone jack.
  • It can power laptops, transfer data and solve world hunger (okay, maybe not that last one).
  • Features like automatically turning the microphone off when it’s not in use, and connecting a phone to a display for transferring apps or movies.

“It can power laptops, transfer data and solve world hunger (okay, maybe not that last one).”

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/08/what-exactly-is-usb-c/