If IFA 2018 is remembered for anything, it will be the moment that the consumer electronics industry openly embraced the USB-C connection.
The momentum has been building for the past few years. We first saw USB-C ship as a standard in 2014 attached to Nokia's N1 Android tablet which received praise for its fast charging and reversible capabilities. But in typical Apple fashion, their 2015 MacBook was more of the official introduction to USB-C as a standard for consumers with Google's Chromebook Pixel 2 announcing the same standard just a few hours later. Fast-forward to 2018, and mainstream consumers are becoming accustomed to finding the new standard in flagship phones - even if it sacrifices the headphone jack in its wake.
However, it seems that IFA 2018 will herald a moment in consumer technology where all the cutting-edge technology is also using USB-C. Flagship headphones, laptops, monitors, and smartphones are just a few of the genres receiving the upgrade and its starting to feel like commonplace.