apple will never do this because their socket is SERIAL and micro usb is not ! meaning some of the apple accesories won't work on the microusb socket. most of all users won't be able to use their phone as serial for cars, ipads and so on.
it would have been just as good for the standard NOKIA 2mm plug to have been adopted ...since it's probably the most reliable and easy to use plug in the world. (BUT only good for charging)
On the other hand, since standard micro-usb has the possibility of multi-functionality (charging, data,usb, audio,etc) it's even better (potential-wise)... BUT ONLY if it means a multi-functional socket on the phone !
the only (small) problem would be caused by usage in time ...hopefully reliable enough ... as in not to repeat the old Samsung/S-E problem (after a while plugs and connectors would get weak, mallfunction or break)
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2009Looks like you people can`t see behind this new rule. Let me explain: The enswer is in car ... moreAre you talking to me? I was answering the other guy. Of course i know about this universal charger connector.
Looks like you people can`t see behind this new rule. Let me explain:
The enswer is in car makers and other compatible device makers decision to fully support the iPhone in their new cars. That is because they can not make docking stations for every model since they all have differnt connections so they choose the one which will more likely dominate the US and EU market. That is the iPhone.
Now Nokia and the others has come to the conclusion that they must unite and give an alternative posability to the carmakers so that they can make docking stations for the biggest share of the market which is Nokia+Samsung+LG+everybody else but Apple.
So you see this is basicly a response to the iPhone as well. Of course clever politicians in the EU will take the credit for themselves but everybody who has a little bit more brain and imagination will see the real couse.
So, here is another thing we can thank to the iPhone!
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2009Great, i think they should also enforce standard 3.5mm handsfree jacks and microUSB ports for ... moreIm sure the micro usb will have a normal usb connector on the other side of the cable.
Steve, 29 Jun 2009Apple should have demanded that all the other companies that wish to remain in business switch... morehaha.. you made my day... best joke of the day. seriously...
i really could not imagine there's some1 like you.
Great, i think they should also enforce standard 3.5mm handsfree jacks and microUSB ports for pc connection (data transfer)
Matej, 29 Jun 2009Crap phone with a lot of features, but alltogether its costs you manny nervs to work won it ( ... moreI said "other brands" too. Perhaps you've only heard of Nokia? Gentlemen, toy phone department is to the left, 6th row from the top. Stay on topic.
This time the news is on chargers and people are still dissing the brands.
Seb Mason, 29 Jun 2009this is good news, I'm quite surprised that Apple has signed the agreement! I wonder what the... morewell to be honest, apple will probably just have an additional micro USB as well as their own port
[deleted post]Crap phone with a lot of features, but alltogether its costs you manny nervs to work won it ( slow speed, symbian, small screens and POOR plastic casing/body...
Dubz, 29 Jun 2009Personally I think this is an amazing idea, I don't understand why all phones companies don't ... moreU cant even image, how much money is spent by buying car chargers. A lot. And why wouldnt u make money if you can? But now its officially, its the law and they wont complain if they are smart ;)
sorry for english :)
In the interest of convenience and the environment (u dont have to buy many cnargers) this is a great step.
Make dual sim mandatory on smart phones and rates will come down .... Number portability and this will make the market really competitive
This is definitely a very brilliant,dynamic and wise decision.Great work EU Go Green Save nature !
Noooo... How can they do that ?! The miniUSB should be used for every device for charging and data transfer, microUSB sucks...
Steve, 29 Jun 2009Apple should have demanded that all the other companies that wish to remain in business switch... moreYou make me laugh :D :D :D
Apple will never control EU. If Apple wouldn't accept these terms, then they could forget EU market.
PS. When did you had that dream that Apple controls 50% of market? Apple doesn't hanlde even a 10% :D :D :D
Grow up kiddie :D