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  • Oct 16
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  • Nov 8
    1 reply

    we'll probably get portless before usb c on iphone

  • Nov 8
    1 reply

    iirc they鈥檙e going full MagSafe which is qi compatible so they probably don鈥檛 care

  • Nov 9
    1 reply
    SCOTT

    iirc they鈥檙e going full MagSafe which is qi compatible so they probably don鈥檛 care

    buy me magsafe charger so i can test

  • Nov 9
    1 reply
    like a g6

    buy me magsafe charger so i can test

    here you go:

  • HIII WYD

    here you go:

    Thanks

  • Nov 11

    How does every apple product except the iphone use usb c now

  • Nov 11
    rami

    we'll probably get portless before usb c on iphone

  • Nov 11
    1 reply

    This is why I love the EU lol. They're the only ones who do some serious s*** to Big US Tech companies

  • @op Do you think the EU should be allowed to do this to companies in general?

  • Nov 11
    1 reply
    RamOFT

    This is why I love the EU lol. They're the only ones who do some serious s*** to Big US Tech companies

    Right. Thank God for them tbh. If this s*** were up to America, those mfers would let them charge you money just to press the power button on your phone. You'd have to order the box, the phone, the instruction manual all separately for respective prices.

    America just bends over and spreads when it comes to s*** like this. EU are the real chads of the world.

  • Nov 12
    edited

    Water bottle with a micro USB charger?

    Sounds short circuity...

    Lightning is a nice staple tbh, plus I actually prefer the sword in a sheath type fit (where as USB C got the tongue in the middle).

    But if it's true that lightning port is forever behind USB C, then idk what they've been doing this whole time...

    Lightning port is notorious for going bad too. USB C is quite robust... Assuming you don't jam a micro USB or lightning charger into it.

    Imo I really do believe they're dragging their feet with it because they want to stay proprietary. We're talking about a company that pulled some crazy mental gymnastics to justify selling a power brick separate from a new device. Not to mention they use USB C on the chargers and the computers.

    God I hate big tech so f***ing much. All of em are THE DEVIL

    The only way people should be mad too is if they changed it to a new proprietary. I dare say they could probably get away with that too...

    I think people would be annoyed at first, but once they realize pretty much everyone uses the same charger now regardless of make, it'd catch on very fast.

  • Nov 12
    1 reply

    Matter fact, I won't be surprised if when they're forced to start using USB C, they'll suddenly announce they're going portless and they'll make some proprietary wireless charging system...

  • long live EU

  • if it wasnt for EU standing up, USA wouldn't care they'd just let this slide

  • Nov 14
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    OG Dorito

    Matter fact, I won't be surprised if when they're forced to start using USB C, they'll suddenly announce they're going portless and they'll make some proprietary wireless charging system...

    they did this and that鈥檚 what they鈥檙e doing with magsafe.

    it鈥檚 semi proprietary. qi compatible but more power efficient and safe

    the last eu mandated port (micro usb) solved the android mess but lightning was more forward thinking. it predates type c by years

    It鈥檚 also ironic considering
    quora.com/Was-Apple-involved-in-the-development-of-USB-type-C-If-so-how-much-did-they-contribute-towards-it

  • Nov 14

    and of course they鈥檒l announce they鈥檙e going wireless bc they鈥檙e way ahead of the regulations

    mandating type c on iphones would cause more harm than it would solve. mandating qi probably would too

  • Nov 14
    1 reply

    type c is also a mess of confusion and so far failed to do what it should do: be a universal connection for everything

  • emu 馃彸锔忊嶐煂
    Nov 14

    By the time the EU agrees to a standard, it will already be outdated. I charge my 11 Pro Max wirelessly, I wish I could charge my MBA wirelessly. I truly hate cords. I'm hiding all of my cords and cables behind vases and flowers and big furniture. I just can't stand seeing them, I can't for Apple to dump cords completely.

  • Nov 14
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    SCOTT

    they did this and that鈥檚 what they鈥檙e doing with magsafe.

    it鈥檚 semi proprietary. qi compatible but more power efficient and safe

    the last eu mandated port (micro usb) solved the android mess but lightning was more forward thinking. it predates type c by years

    It鈥檚 also ironic considering
    https://www.quora.com/Was-Apple-involved-in-the-development-of-USB-type-C-If-so-how-much-did-they-contribute-towards-it

    It predates the USB C, it also predates current tech... and beats it ONLY because it was the first reversible charger on phones.

    I will say it's a little late to be mandating this, this should've been done 5+ years ago. Like you said, things are gonna go wireless now.

    But don't forget how USB C is technologically superior in every way than lightning. They could make a new lightning that is equivalent, but that would require more conductors in the wire I think... so it would probably need to be bigger, and they'd be right back here.

    I will miss the old USB A, but USB C is the future

  • Nov 14
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    SCOTT

    type c is also a mess of confusion and so far failed to do what it should do: be a universal connection for everything

    How is it confusing? Manufacturers stay wanting their proprietary cords...

    It's an all in one port that is capable of reverse power delivery, can transfer at crazy speeds, and works as a video cable... and it's cheap to manufacture because of no made up MFI certification, yet it still offers the same level of 'security'

  • emu 馃彸锔忊嶐煂
    Nov 14
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    OG Dorito

    How is it confusing? Manufacturers stay wanting their proprietary cords...

    It's an all in one port that is capable of reverse power delivery, can transfer at crazy speeds, and works as a video cable... and it's cheap to manufacture because of no made up MFI certification, yet it still offers the same level of 'security'

    You're proving his point. It's exactly not all those things. USB-C ports look the same on the surface but not every port can do reverse power delivery, not every port has the same transfer speeds, not every port supports video output or god forbid input. They look the same on the surface but don't tell me the USB-C port on some Chinese Android phone is the same as the Thunderbolt port on a Macbook Pro. And when you have a big government institution like the EU, they will probably demand backwards compatibility to infinity which takes up resources, wastes everyone's time and also creates security vulnerabilities. All of this costs millions and billions in R&D and compliance and regulations and and and. You can do that or you can just say ok, we are doing wireless charging for the same price or less and at least be in full control of our own hardware.

  • Nov 14
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    emu

    You're proving his point. It's exactly not all those things. USB-C ports look the same on the surface but not every port can do reverse power delivery, not every port has the same transfer speeds, not every port supports video output or god forbid input. They look the same on the surface but don't tell me the USB-C port on some Chinese Android phone is the same as the Thunderbolt port on a Macbook Pro. And when you have a big government institution like the EU, they will probably demand backwards compatibility to infinity which takes up resources, wastes everyone's time and also creates security vulnerabilities. All of this costs millions and billions in R&D and compliance and regulations and and and. You can do that or you can just say ok, we are doing wireless charging for the same price or less and at least be in full control of our own hardware.

    I never saw that as an issue (just read the specs of the device...), but I see your point... USB A is the same thing tho, which is what USB C is replacing...

    Also Chinese Androids are nice asl unless you're talking about some AliExpress ripoff... but thunderbolt 4 is the next gen of USB C, they're backwards compat. Who would ever expect a USB C port on a phone to be a Thunderbolt 4 connection unless it specified?

    And where would it create security vulnerabilities?

  • Nov 14
    1 reply
    emu

    You're proving his point. It's exactly not all those things. USB-C ports look the same on the surface but not every port can do reverse power delivery, not every port has the same transfer speeds, not every port supports video output or god forbid input. They look the same on the surface but don't tell me the USB-C port on some Chinese Android phone is the same as the Thunderbolt port on a Macbook Pro. And when you have a big government institution like the EU, they will probably demand backwards compatibility to infinity which takes up resources, wastes everyone's time and also creates security vulnerabilities. All of this costs millions and billions in R&D and compliance and regulations and and and. You can do that or you can just say ok, we are doing wireless charging for the same price or less and at least be in full control of our own hardware.

    Wireless charging isnt efficient enough tho. Apple f***ed themselves on this one. They should pay for it

  • emu 馃彸锔忊嶐煂
    Nov 14
    1 reply
    Rool

    Wireless charging isnt efficient enough tho. Apple f***ed themselves on this one. They should pay for it

    We have 25W charging. We don't need more because the battery in M1s and iPhones lasts 2 days so overnight wireless charging is more than enough.

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