Technology companies are beginning to change some standards already known in the market. Apple started by excluding the P2 input of headphones from its handsets, now Microsoft wants to change the USB-C port.
As reported by Windows Latest, the company registered two patents over a smaller USB-C connection than the traditional outputs, which includes a new locking mechanism, boxes and wiring. The new size can be useful on thinner or hybrid devices.
One of the documents describes how the UBS box can be glued with adhesive components, rather than fixed with solder or screws, which demands space and more expensive materials.
The other document explains how the input can be finer. “The USB-C connector includes a single, continuous, thin case that protects a wire termination and contacts inside the case. The box has a uniform thickness over the entire length “.
It is important to note that because it is a patent, there is no guarantee that the technology will reach the market or when.