Like most new technology, it's an improvement on what came before - but we'll get to that in a minute (in the WHY IS IT BETTER?
EASIER TO USE
It's been developed to be simpler to use, meaning no more moments of: "which way does it go?" "am I putting it in the right port?" "is it upside-down?"
HERE TO STAY
The cable of tomorrow is here today, and with such widespread support across the industry, the days of throwing your cable out every time you get a new device are over.
All the major tech companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft, are embracing USB-C, which means one day your mobile devices will be able to share accessories.
USB-C is smaller than its predecessors, which means USB-C devices like laptops and tablets, will likely be thinner and lighter.