Once more EU strikes against unbridled greed and customer manipulation of mobile companies. Hats off to them. Lightening might have had its benefits in the usb 2.0 age, but in usb-C, PD, and thunderbolt open/4.0? No sir, not anymore.
I hope other regulators/legislative bodies do the same thing.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2020Lightning Port was doing everything the USB-C does way before USB-C was even invented. and USB... morehey tim cook, your alt won't work here!
thunderbolt 3 was a collab of apple and intel. not type c. Get you facts from wiki sources rather than everythingapplepro dude
Blutbad-fuchsbau, 31 Jan 2020I love seeing apple cry. Greedy companies like them definitely need to be taught a lesson!Totaly agree with you man ðŸ‘
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2020How are they killing innovation in fast charging. All the 50 plus Watt chargers all type C.
W... moreLightning Port was doing everything the USB-C does way before USB-C was even invented. and USB-C is basically a derivative of Lightning, as in Apple helped Intel develop USB-C as a means for the average Joes to get a taste of what proper tech feels like.
So Apple had two children: Lightning Port and then a few years later the USB-C. The world went with USB-C.
But forcing just a single connector on everyone does indeed stifle innovation. If Apple's R&D makes a port that is 2x better than Thunderbolt.3 but needs to use a different shape in order to achieve this, they will be forced to not be able to implement it in their devices.
I feel sorry for the manufacturers...
Many of them won't be able to sell $1 usb cable for $20...lol
i hope usb c will be forced standard for all phones even apple....
Ah, forgot that Apple has trademarked "iNnovation" (TM), even if they didn't have a single innovation for years now. Removing the headphone jack certainly isn't an innovation, and removing Touch ID clearly isn't either - especially if it's replaced by that horrible notch.
The Lightning connector was innovate when they initially came up with it, and far superior to Usb 2.0. It could've easily replaced Usb as a standard - if Apple had opened it up for others to use. Apple however decided to sit on it, just so they can extort people with vastly overpriced cables and accessories. Compared to Usb 3.1, Lightning has no chance anymore. It needs to go. Removing that outdated Lightning would actually be a step forward, instead of removing useful stuff like headphone jack or Touch ID.
Pabliell, 31 Jan 2020So now the EU wants to kill the innovation in fast charging.
Fast charging requires a good gr... moreHow are they killing innovation in fast charging. All the 50 plus Watt chargers all type C.
What innovation did Apple bring in fast charging by not adopting type C?
EU simply putting greedy manufacturers like Apple in their place.
I think it's a good move by the EU parliament. When such laws exists, it is quite easier for a new tech to adapt quickly. I have a USB C phone and I find it difficult to get a USB C cable from someone as many vendors even in 2020 provide the outdated Micro USB std. There is a slight change in the direction of wind though, with Redmis and Realmes ditching the older standard.
Miscellaneous, 31 Jan 2020Most tvs and phones connect to eachother wirelessly so its not necessary for someone to go out... moreYa and they are always lagging behind since wireless connection has to be superfast.
Imagine chromecasting 4k video from phone to TV, unless you have high speed wireless connection without much interference from other devices,you are not getting the best performance.
I love seeing apple cry. Greedy companies like them definitely need to be taught a lesson!
So now the EU wants to kill the innovation in fast charging.
Fast charging requires a good grade cable and a special charging brick.
USB-C is just a connector that allows it.
If the EU wants to reduce waste, they should just close the EU Parliament, because it's just a legislative garbage can.
Greedy apple crying out loud jaja
Finally Apple Phones are moving from their death Lightning platform. It's true purpose was just for bringing money to the Apple pocket. No advanteges over USB Type-C. Macbooks are also using USB Type-C. Since 2019 there were speculations that 2020 iPhones will use USB Type-C. No need to complain Apple. Adapt or come with something better!
kek, 31 Jan 2020For one side, I agree that Apple should join the common port type thing. On the other hand,... moreMost tvs and phones connect to eachother wirelessly so its not necessary for someone to go out of their way to get a usb type c to hdmi cable.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2020It will for sure affect the price of all the small electronics as typeC is more expensive, tha... moreUSB-C is also more durable. So stuff being a bit more expensive but also universally working with all cables + being more durable (for cheap things, once the port breaks you just buy a new one and not repair it), that's a more than fair tradeoff.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2020It will for sure affect the price of all the small electronics as typeC is more expensive, tha... moreIf everyone adopts usb-c then the prices will go as low as possible! It's not a bad move it is a conviniant move. Make sure people can use there devices without having to get special cables and adapters.
It's normal for apple to protest this way the will no longer make easy money from the bad cables they make. And look at them they are the only company not to go with a simple and common standart, meaning creating more waste and and fuss over a stupid cabel idea they have.