The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced that the development of the next generation of USB plug has begun. Nothing is designed yet, but in the nearest future can expect a newly designed USB connector which will have the following key features:
- Reversible.Yes! No worries about plug orientation any more!
- Smaller size (comparable to MicroUSB)
- Scalability of power charge. New new USB will adjust needed power depending on the device.
Not clear yet if the new connector will be compatible with existing USB 2.0, but I am sure there will be adapters on the market at least.