USB-C Connector

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USB Type-C Connector

USB Type-C (often shortened to USB-C) is a general-purpose data transfer and power delivery connector, and is the means of wired data transfer on current iOS and Mac devices. Apple was an early adopter of USB Type-C, introducing it with the MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) as the only port on the device, other than the headphone jack. It was first introduced to the iPad with the iPad Pro (11-inch), and the iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad (10th generation). It was introduced to the iPhone with the iPhone 15.

Implementations of USB Type-C on Macs, with the notable exception of all MacBook (Retina, 12-inch) models, support Thunderbolt 3 and either USB 3.1 or 3.2, with Apple Silicon models supporting Thunderbolt 4 and USB4. As of the iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd generation) and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (5th generation), iPad Pro models support USB4, a standard that is based on Thunderbolt 3.