USB 3.2 AND THE TYPE C STANDARD
This will likely come as no surprise, but 2019 should see the advent of a lot more USB C-compatible devices, from monitors to GPUs, mass storage solutions, and eventually even peripherals. USB Type C will be the dominating form factor going forward, mostly due to its spec and form factor. Reversible by design, and securefitting, USB C cables are much easier to use than their USB Type A counterparts. Couple that with it supporting MHL, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4b, and DisplayPort 1.4 standards as well, and it starts to look like a winner. The biggy, however, is going to come with the introduction of the USB 3.2 specification. Ratified in early 2017, and still retaining its backward compatibility, USB 3.2 should see a doubling in total bandwidth, from around 10Gbps to 20Gbps (or 2.5GB/s).