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    USB4.0 adopts Thunderbolt 3 protocol

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    Thunderbolt 3 ports which was only available in Apple Mac devices sooner will be available to all laptops and computers which comes with USB Type-C port. Thanks to the USB4 standard which sooner will support 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps) data transfer rates and multiple 4K displays.

    As for now, roughly 50 tech companies are reviewing the final draft of the USB4 specification. According to the organization, the USB4 standard specification document will be published mid of 2019. There is even a rumor that the next generation of iPhone could be using the USB-C.

    Imagine if you have games worth of at least 20GB, you can transfer it to your external hard disk within few seconds. It will work seamlessly. At the same time, we might expect other technology companies might adopt this changes later around 2020 or 2021 only.

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    USB-IF organization is taking advantage over Intel announcement regarding to make Thunderbolt available to everyone without any royalty fee. We could expect the USB 4.0 could support charging speed of 100W of power and it is also backward compatible with the previous generations USB such as USB2.0 and USB3.0 devices.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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