USB 3.2 Technology Will Double Download Speed (Probably)
We’ve been singing the praises of USB 3.0 technology for a while now, suspecting that the likes of Apple and others would start using USB 3.0 and USB-C technology more. USB 3.0 technology has provided faster download speeds. But, as technology moves a mile a minute, there’s already another development that will provide even faster speeds.
CNET is reporting that USB 3.2 technology is right around the corner, doubling current USB rates of 10 GB per second.
It’s not available just yet, and the full details remain to be seen. CNET also reported that the USB Implementers Forum hasn’t fully committed to the 20 GB per second promise just yet, as marketing plans need to be finalized before it can make any promises based on performance.
So, provided that USB-C technology is implemented in items like smartphones, computers and tablets in the future (but, we know Apple isn’t putting it in the new iPhone this year), USB 3.2 technology will allow users to download files at much faster rates than they can now.
But, again, we’ll have to wait a little bit. CNET estimated that it will be as long as a year and a half before the first USB 3.2 enabled products will hit the market. By then, perhaps more companies will adopt the USB-C technology.
That seems like a plausible assumption, too. Analyst firm ABI Research said the number of devices using USB-C could increase 69 percent each year through 2021. By then, it might be synonymous with smartphones and laptops, which would mean big changes for charging cables.