Explaining the “USB 3.1 Gen 1” port in the Retina MacBook



The announcement of the new Retina MacBook has prompted a flurry of attention to the USB Type C spec, a story we’ve been following since the port was just a gleam in the USB-IF’s eye. It’s not the first device to use Type C, but it’s certainly the most noteworthy, and it’s the first laptop that insists on using Type C for everything from power to data to display output.

Link: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/03/explaining-the-usb-3-1-gen-1-port-in-the-retina-macbook/



The new standard connector is rather overshadowed by Apple providing only one of them and needing typically Apple-priced adapters for anything else


Yeah… Apple’s decisions typically cause some polarizing opinions. But hopefully their use of it will actually add to the popularity for some time to come. Finding it on other machines would rock.

Then again, devices that make use of the flexibility and bandwidth would be nice. :iagree: