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EU votes to standardise on USB-C - Apple whinging about Lightning connector

  1. #1
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Naturally Camouflaged [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Thursday's resolution didn't specify what the mobile charging standard should be, but non-Apple mobile devices and increasingly laptops and tablets are charged by USB-C, so the EU is highly unlikely to choose Apple's Lightning connector.
    https://apple.slashdot.org/story/20/01/31/140230/eu-lawmakers-vote-overwhelmingly-in-favor-of-charging-cable-standard-despite-apples-protestations

    This is great news. I am very impressed with how solid and reliable the connection with USB-C is, especially compared to the old micro-USB plugs, which were pretty shite and flimsy, especially the cheaper ones.
  2. #2
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Naturally Camouflaged [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    If this was in America one party would go with one standard, the other would go with the other, and nothing would ever get done.


    *Rubs hands together*
  3. #3
    itybit Tuskegee Airman [daze my amino pe-tsai]
    LOL so true
  4. #4
    A College Professor victim of incest [your moreover breastless limestone]
    in America we don't need the gubment jedis to tell us what kind of nectar to charge r phone with , no wonder the brits want out of the european jedinion
  5. #5
    Lanny creature of the mesothelioma era
    IDK, I mean failure to get compatible implementations of the spec is pretty shitty, but the EU stepping in and defining tech standards seem like a dangerous road to start down.
  6. #6
    Originally posted by Lanny IDK, I mean failure to get compatible implementations of the spec is pretty shitty, but the EU stepping in and defining tech standards seem like a dangerous road to start down.

    like its going to lead to new nuremberg laws.
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