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

Wow, didn't know that a cable could deter innovation...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Oct 2021Brands with long heritage like S21 Ultra have poor video qu... moreAnd only "long heritage" brands provide good long term software support. Everyone else just throws magical specs at everything and call it a day. And then it's a miracle if you get any updates past 2 years that don't take months to actually receive...

  • Prak

Apple's lightning port is basically a USB C port where switched the port positions. Cable connector port is put in the iPhone and the phone connector is put on the cable .

They call this innovation.

  • Anonymous

The biggest failure of 3GPP was non standardization of charger. So much of e-waste of chargers are created in last 25 years that you can make a mount everest with them. When 3gpp can define bit level standards failure to define the charging port was pure negligence. It is a crime to create so much e-waste. I remember airport charging stations with seperate charger for each type of phone....any way going forward correction done. Thanks. Let apple go to hell. They're the once who modified software to reduce battery life of old MAC IPHONE etc...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Oct 2021Jesus, you people still yapping about "cAnT REpaIr ThE... moreOh really? What about imessage and whatsapp stored on icloud?

  • Soupie62

What is to stop an Apple device having TWO connectors? One Lightning, and one USB-C.
The USB doesn't even need to support data transfer, just charging.

  • Anonymous

Type C is the bad ass innovative done for the period.
Hopefully it will go away soon!

Apparently apple is right

If apple will start providing convenient solutions to their customers then they will start losing extra revenues which they get from connectors, cables accessories etc.
Such revenue helps them become billionaires and we all know iron man and batman both are billionaires and some of the greatest innovators in this world.
So they are right.

  • Anonymous

RealLifePhones, 16 Oct 2021You mean the X70 that can only record 4K on the main cam an... moreBrands with long heritage like S21 Ultra have poor video quality in low light.
Brands are with long heritage like Apple have hit and miss night mode, so sometimes you get right exposure and good pictures, sometimes it just doesn't expose much leading to dark images. IPhone video is all dark in night.

Best camera phones are flagships from Huawei, Mi and Vivo.
Confirmed by DxOMark which tests with 1500 plus images.
Long heritage brands are struggling to keep up.

  • Anonymous

RealLifePhones, 16 Oct 2021You mean the X70 that can only record 4K on the main cam an... moreThe pro+ model is different.
It can do 4K60 on both Ultrawide and main camera.
The telephoto is not as good as the S21 Ultra or Mi 11 Ultra, I agree but still better than 3x crap from other periscope phones.

Android-Authority, 16 Oct 2021Mi 11 Ultra or Vivo X70 pro+ is a very good deal for premiu... moreYou mean the X70 that can only record 4K on the main cam and all others are limited to 1080p? Phone looks good only on spec sheets, like all Chinese phones btw. Not hating on the Chinese but their products aren't as mature as those brands with longer heritage.

[deleted post]Mi 11 Ultra or Vivo X70 pro+ is a very good deal for premium flagship.
You can get it in EU below €1000.

Budget flagship... Where do I even start?
So many options from Poco F3, Realme GT Neo 2, Realme GT Master Explorer Edition, OnePlus 9RT, OnePlus 9, etc.

If you can find the Lenovo Pad pro, go for it as you get Oled screen, better stylus support, better software optimization for tablet (as of now) compared to Mi Pad 5 pro.

Almand, 16 Oct 2021Isn’t it trye that Apple is one of the pioneers of USB-C po... moreroyalties from manufacturers who make lightning connector accessories.

[deleted post]poco f3, samsung galaxy s21, xiaomi pad 5

rRadD, 16 Oct 2021I can also confirm that my iPad mini 2 cable and adapter ar... moreYour anecdotal evidence is contrary to millions of iPhone users who have complained about poor quality cables.

dear eu just ban this pathetic prehistoric company forever 🙏

Isn’t it trye that Apple is one of the pioneers of USB-C port design and standard?! If so why aren’t they adopting that port on phone when its on all MacBooks and iPads now. I wonder what could be the reason.

i0S.- Never.- Again, 16 Oct 2021I can confirm Apple cables breaking down within 6 months. ... moreI can also confirm that my iPad mini 2 cable and adapter are still working. LOL

  • Anonymous

Not sure about innovation but this will most likely reduce the profit margin

[deleted post]I can confirm Apple cables breaking down within 6 months.
Cables on my android phones have easily lasted 3 plus years without breaking down.