Nice site, on http://usb-c.me/what-is-usb-c
“Devices can both send and receive power, so you could charge your laptop from a phone” - think the order of devices in the sentence may have been mixed up here.
I imagine it’s intended as a ridiculous-but-possible use case. After all, we’ve been using laptop batteries to charge phone batteries in a pinch since forever.
If the laptop can be turned off while charging and if you had a phablet…
You have been able to charge a phone from a laptop through USB for eons now. The change seems to be that it’s now possible for both devices to send and receive power, which would indeed make it possible to charge your laptop from your phone.
If all future iPhones, … use the same charger, it’d be a much more convenient world…
You’re kidding right? This is the company that when required to use micro USB in Europe just added an adapter for their proprietary slot. 3 phones later they still don’t use micro USB natively (PS. I don’t care if lightning etc. are convertible to micro USB, I still can’t get an iPhone and a Samsung and just swap their cables).
I’m not sure what you’re complaining about? You seem to agree with your quote. If all future iPhones use USB-C, and Android phones switch too, which seems likely, it would indeed be a much more convenient world.
Apple switching to USB-C in a future iPhone seems very likely, as their new MacBook already uses the cable for everything, including charging.
Note that I haven’t read the article yet, so I may be missing some context. If that’s the case, I’m sorry.