Why have a cable charger at all?? INDUCTION charging is the way forward! Simply placing your phone on any induction pad would charge it... not to mentioned iPods, MP3 players, hand held consoles etc. Anything that has an induction coil built in!!
Good job EU!Takes care of consumers.And enviroment!
Seb Mason, 29 Jun 2009this is good news, I'm quite surprised that Apple has signed the agreement! I wonder what the... moreApple will include an adaptor plug. They've powered via USB since day one so it's no biggie for them.
About time the EU did something worthwhile!!!!
i bet it would take at least 1000 year for USA to come up with that idea.
Wow, this is really a good news. I have one Sony Ericsson charger and earphone and two data cables, two Siemens charger and serial data cable which I don't and probably won't use again. This is good to hear in the future there won't be such waste. Thanks to miniUSB of Toshiba G500 I will be able to use its cables in the future. :D
this is fantastic , europe always do something to save the planet unlike the US .. hope it will start soon..
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2009apple cant dump the socket they've used all these years, as mentioned it would make millions o... moreThe iPod/iPhone 30 pin dock connector is a lot more than a charging socket and does more than USB can support, component video out for one thing.
I can already charge my iPhone using mini USB via my spare battery, so all it needs is an adapter in the box which will add more rather than less.
Of course it already charges from a USB port which the existing charger is based on so a standard micro or mini USB cable will already charge other phone's.
All it needs is one or two extra cables and an adapter...
...I thought this was supposed to mean less things will be needed, not more, those whacky Europeans Laws have done it again
Finally microusb on Sony Ericsson! Now hopefully 3.5mm jack comes along with it
Finally something reasonable! Excellent news!
Anyway, where is the review for the iPhone 3Gs???!!!
Great work...thats what we love to hear...! Way to go!
Ja, ik geef het toe... x
I think it's good, with the only issue being Apple's as it is so popular, though Nokia have a similar issue too with how much accessories will become pointless. These things have to be done though, as in 4 - 5 years time it will be a much easier world.
it's good,but what you can do when microusb socket is for signal output and you have to listen music and charge the mobile at the same time. I have for real this problem with Lg viewty, Nok 6500 clasic, and there are many more,especially korean ones. Very few mobiles have 2,5/3,5 mm standard audio jack and microusb data/charge port
apple cant dump the socket they've used all these years, as mentioned it would make millions of accessories redundant!
how hard would it be to squeeze a micro-usb port next to the existing one? im no engineer :)
this is good news, I'm quite surprised that Apple has signed the agreement!
I wonder what they are going to do!? Their charger/data transfer cable is quite famouse!!!
I am so relieved though, this should have been done YEARS ago!
great work EU.
Now that is good news