USB-IF Confuses us Again with USB 3.2 Specification

It seems like companies are just randomly naming products without giving it any thought at all. Initially we had USB 3.0 (5Gbps) and USB 3.1 (10Gbps), that was changed to USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) and USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10GBps). When that change happened we all wondered why as it just made things more confusing, I mean we all knew 3.1 as the faster port.

Well it looks like the USB-IF is at it again making absolutely no sense at all. The current USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) will be renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 Gen 10 (10Gbps) will be renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 2, and the new 20Gbps standard will be renamed to USB 3.2 Gen 2×2. Confusing right? You would think that USB 3.2 would be the new standard, but no they just want to confuse consumers.

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The big question is when will manufacturers make this change? It took them quite a while to change from USB 3.0 to USB 3.1 Gen 1. If you are a consumer you are going to need to do your research to really see what ports the device you are purchasing offers.

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