Intel may phase type A ports out with the advent of USB4-enabled PCs
The Twitter leaker @rogame has posted material that may describe Intel's next-gen USB controllers. According to this documentation, they may have 3 variants, which go by the device IDs0x9A1B, 0x9A1D, and 0x9A13. Interestingly, neither may go to a type A port.
The leak appears to unequivocally emphasizes that the parts are indeed USB4, with reference to its 40 gigabit per second (Gb/s) max speed into the bargain. It also mentions the 3.2 specification alongside its new successor. However, they are not joined by 2.0 as well.
This suggests that Intel has no intention of supporting the corresponding port - type A - in the PCs that are to come with the new USB4 spec. The USB Implementers' Forum has confirmed that its new criteria would indeed be backwards-compatible with the 2.0 specification.
On the other hand, the name Thunderbolt 3 is also absent from the new leak, despite the fact this should also be covered in the state-of-the-art port standard.
Twitter via TechPowerUp