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.

Sort by:

  • Sydney

Yet another way Apple actively stifles innovation

  • Oki

Apple is so pathetic. Glad to see EU break their bs

AnonD-994853, 15 Oct 2021Yes, it was an excuse for Apple to make more money. But the... moreIf they didn't jump ship when Apple removed the headphone jack and sold them okay sounding $180 bluetooth headphones they won't complain about buying a $30 fast charger.

Apple should have switched to USB-C way back during the iPhone 7. They don't care that in 2021 its a very slow and ineffective method of transfer/charge. They're making free money every single year from licensing it and they will fight to the last to keep lightning and keep making that free cash.

  • Anonymous

USA should ban Japanese and Chinese products, so Apple can innovate more.

Hello Life, 15 Oct 2021I say get rid of all connectors. Just wireless That has been in Apple's mind for quite a while now. After all, rumours about a portless iPhone still continue to grow.

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 15 Oct 2021Lol, they all use the USB-C port in the first place. Even S... moreCoz DeX totally has any relevance to the USB-C...

Hello Life, 15 Oct 2021I say get rid of all connectors. Just wireless Yes great idea, lets bombard ourselves with wireless radiation.10 15 years ago you had only a few wireless connection around.
Now only in my building are like 30 if you search for wifi.

Also please do not say anything about them being safe,as only a telecommunications company shill would.

  • Anonymous

Your Neighbour, 15 Oct 2021stiffle innovation ?? LMAO People see no innovation again ... moreYou wanted to say YOU don't see any innovation. It's weird how people after all these years still don't understand Apple and their releasing schedules. They only release products once a year and they release few models. And that's it. They aren't Samsung or Xiaomi that has 15.000 models across price range of 50-1500 USD and they cover each price step 20 times over by just spamming models to the market through every year.

I don't know, people are so shocked with Apple's "innovation", yet, do you people buy new car every single year too? Or do you skip few models and then buy one again? No one forces you to buy latest and greatest iPhone. I'm still with iPhone XR. It's fast, it has good image, good sound, makes good photos, I don't have any issues with it and I get excellent software support and years more to come. I'll probably upgrade with iPhone 14 or 15. And even that is not guaranteed it'll be an iPhone. It's possible I'll buy Android. I'm not bound to any brand and that applies to Apple. They just happen to offer best package of HW and SW as whole for me.

O m f g this is really funny, Apple thinks everyone is s t u p i d or.
I hope soon Europe will demand it to happen or kick out this strange brand with a totally weird way to think and lie, get rid of Apple in Europe then.

Apple behaves like a spoiled pregnant girl... Always acting like a primadonna.

Again i really can't understand why people buy their products...

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 15 Oct 2021Lol, they all use the USB-C port in the first place. Even S... moreThis is android thing.
Does not matter if usb is micro, c2.0, c2.1 , c3.0 or c3.1 ...
It is not about speed.

I say get rid of all connectors. Just wireless

  • Anonymous

Apple want to offer ProRes video, but keep lightning (based on usb c 2.0).

Depends on how long you record, you may later need over 6 hours to transfer your footage from iphone to laptop.

USB 3.1 can save you tons of time.

their response will be by removing the damn port and make people buy their magsafe cause other wireless chargers won't work with iphones due to software crap.

Anonymous, 15 Oct 2021You just listed bunch of proprietary software tech that has... moreLol, they all use the USB-C port in the first place. Even Sony and OnePlus phones can do it, and they never even bother to create a standalone proprietary Desktop Mode of their own. So much for "nOtHiNg tO dO wItH a PhYsIcAl cOnNeCtOr".

It's not about innovation but locking down people in a walled garden. One standard is just greener, just choose the more open and better one.

Makes no sense what Apple is saying when they're one of the early adopters for USB-C. Was on their MacBooks as standard over 5 years ago. Then eventually iPads got them.

Next year, expect iPhone 14 to get MagSafe charging. No more Lightning from 2012 but no USB-C either. Thank goodness they have wireless charging since the 8.

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 15 Oct 2021Lol Apple, stifle innovation in what way? If anything, the ... moreYou just listed bunch of proprietary software tech that has nothing to do with a physical connector.

Lol Apple, stifle innovation in what way? If anything, the USB-C port is much more universal than Lightning. If it wasn't for the USB-C port, we won't have Android Desktop Mode in general alongside its standalone iterations like Samsung DeX, Huawei Easy Projection, LG Screen+, and Motorola Ready For.

stiffle innovation ?? LMAO
People see no innovation again in newest iphone 13. Pro motion is 120Hz come from android several years ago.

Cinematic~~ dont need it , im not film director