|The 2-meter USB-C Charge Cable from Apple is a new charging cable with USB-C connectors on both ends.|
This port is designed to be a do-all port for:
- Charging (similar to the previous USB devices)
- Outputting media (a replacement to HDMI and VGA)
- Transferring files (similar to the previous USB devices.)
- Receiving internet (an alternative to ethernet)
FROM WIKIPEDIA - LINK
The USB Type-C Specification 1.0 defines a new small reversible-plug connector for USB 3.1 devices. The type-C plug will be used at both host and device side, replacing multiple type-B and type-A connectors and cables with a future-proof standard similar to Apple Lightning and Thunderbolt. The 24-pin double-sided connector provides four power/ground pairs, two differential pairs for USB 2.0 data bus (though only one pair is implemented in a type-C cable), four pairs for high-speed data bus, two "sideband use" pins, and two configuration pins for cable orientation detection, dedicated biphase mark code (BMC) configuration data channel, and VCONN +5 V power for active cables.Type-A and type-B adaptors/cables will be required for legacy devices in order to plug into type-C hosts, however adaptors/cables with a type-C receptacle are not allowed.