During the latest episode of The Talk Show (minute 54), the well-respected and well-informed John Gruber states that he’s heard that USB-C – the new USB standard being used on the new MacBook and Chromebook Pixel – was invented by Apple.
I have heard, can’t say who, but let’s call them “informed little birdies”, that USB-C is an Apple invention and that they gave it to the standard bodies. And that the politics of such is that they can’t really say that. They’re not going to come out in public and say that. It is an Apple invention and they do want it to become a standard.
Gruber goes on to question whether Apple may use it in place of Lightning in future products, but admits that he doesn’t really know. You can listen to the entire episode here with guest Matthew Panzarino.