EU denies Apple allegations that moving to USB-C will stifle innovation

15 October 2021
The EU responds to Apple's claims about stifling innovation when moving to USB-C.

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Anonymous, 18 Oct 2021You actually gave away an S21 for a Xiaomi ? Oh you poor s... moreYou are the poor soul who thinks S21 Ultra is better than Mi 11 Ultra.
I feel sorry for you as you can't afford either.

"No cant be true no one would spend good money on overpriced junk."
That's what I felt about the S21 Ultra... Overpriced junk.
Mi 11 Ultra is worth every penny.

  • Anonymous

If lighting port was innovation then why the macbooks do not have 1 of those ports

  • Anonymous

Usb bolt, 17 Oct 2021I'm with Apple on this, how would a breakthrough port ... moreThe legislation requires everyone to have the same port, it doesn't stop a new port being rolled out to every phone at once when one comes along. The point of this legislation is to reduce the ewaste from having to buy lightning dongles and increasing consumer convenience. Standardisation has worked extremely well before and it will this time too.

strange apple has typ-C everywhere but iphone ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Anonymous

Android-Authority, 16 Oct 2021Which products have you used? Before calling Chinese phones... moreYou actually gave away an S21 for a Xiaomi ? Oh you poor soul, almost feel sorry for you now. No cant be true no one would spend good money on overpriced junk.

  • Matjazz

It's not just Apple it's almost every camera brand that uses it's own connector on camera end just to connect to USB-A on the other end. Their excuse is the same: innovation.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 17 Oct 2021It also sucks to still be using lightning cable when USB-C ... moreSpeed wise maybe. Physically, I like the Lightning connector more actually.

USB type C will help in introducing USB 4.0 as there will be a common form factor.

  • Joe

No usb-c no 🍎 product.

  • Anonymous

Usb bolt, 17 Oct 2021I'm with Apple on this, how would a breakthrough port ... moreRead the legislation again, Apple are free to keep their lightning port as along as they provide the universal port that is usb-c alongside with it on their phone.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Oct 2021Well, Apple did in fact release a commercially available mo... moreIt also sucks to still be using lightning cable when USB-C is a better port. For all the talk of innovation Apple sure hasn't demonstrated any for years in the phone segment outside of their silicon and the now abandoned 3d touch feature.

Anonymous, 16 Oct 2021EU - please pass the bill to make audio jack compulsory. TW... moreYes sir yes sir

Stiffle innovation :D Apple does not give a shit about innovation the only thing they care is profit from accessories in this case and yes it will hurt them, becasue they were the only ones charging arm and legs for their shitty lightning port stuff. Good riddance.

  • Anonymous

rRadD, 17 Oct 2021LOL. talking like a troll's lawyer, get lost too, kid.... moreBro please go read a electronics book or better yet research what is being talked about lightning connector is pretty out dated now even apple uses usb type c rather than lightning for their laptops it's not a apple hater thing rather than type c cables are safer cheaper and have support for a ton of third party adapters and accessories it's also a freedom of choice you can buy a c type cable from any established manufacturer be it cheap or expensive you generally have a guarantee of it working properly whereas you can only buy a expensive lightning cable for that guarantee but knowing apple they will find a way to make the c type cable expensive aswell

Bukkehorn, 16 Oct 2021Lol you talking like, get lost kid... You don't admit ... moreLOL. talking like a troll's lawyer, get lost too, kid. Admit that there are truths you can't fathom. What a bitter hater of Apple we got here. Haha

Like the North Korean leader who said everyone should cut their hair like me

  • fren

USB C cable $1-$3 good safe readily available, Apple lightning cable cost 100 more than that so off course apple say stifle innovation ( innovation on the bank account )

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Oct 2021EU - please pass the bill to make audio jack compulsory. TW... moreYes

Anonymous, 16 Oct 2021And where did I say anything about China? Can you even read... moreUSB C is thousand times more better and convenient than outdated lightning garbage.
Again android users get to enjoy something that ios users can only dream of.

  • Usb bolt

I'm with Apple on this, how would a breakthrough port technology be implemented if there is a wall of legislation stopping its use. And if it was eventually approved that would require other device companies to switch out their port design again which would just create the same problem this bill was trying to solve.