Well, it is now final. The new USB standard is set and it pretty much copies the Apple Lightning connector. I have a feeling this was a compromise in the EU's part to make it easier for Apple to fall in line with the EU's upcoming law requiring all phones to have the same standard charging connector. All in all this is a win for all consumers. Only thing we don't know yet is when this new charger will come to market and replace current micro USB chargers?