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  • lil ufo 馃浉
    Jun 7

    pcmag.com/news/usb-c-charging-will-be-mandatory-across-the-eu-in-2024

    Manufacturers have plenty of time to prepare for the USB-C requirement as it won't be mandatory until fall 2024 for wired charging. The biggest impact will of course be on Apple, which continues to rely on a proprietary Lightning port for charging the iPhone.

    How Apple reacts to this decision is hard to predict due to how long the company has to react. Fall 2024 is when the iPhone 15 will be released, so it could (as predicted) end up being the first iPhone to ship with a USB-C port. However, the EU is making the port mandatory for wired charging, so Apple could decide to simply ship the iPhone 15 without a port and have it rely on wireless charging only. Would that be allowed under this new EU rule? The devil will be in the details.

  • Jun 7
    2 replies

    iphone 15 portless

  • Jun 7
    1 reply
    like a g6

    iphone 15 portless

    that would f***ing suck cause most cars dont support wireless carplay unless you get the highest trim model or you get an ugly ass $100 dongle

  • sabsad 馃馃徎
    Jun 7

    W

  • sabsad 馃馃徎
    Jun 7
    like a g6

    iphone 15 portless

    nah wireless charging is ass, gotta remove the case if it鈥檚 an actual useful case & not just there for aesthetics

  • I bet Apple will either go portless or just eat the fine lol

  • Jun 7

    neat

    guess i'm skipping the iphone 14

  • I prefer lightning tbh

    Feels so secure and doesn鈥檛 feel like it鈥檚 gonna disconnect. So satisfying when you plug in your iPhone

    With all my USB-C products, they always have that loose feeling like any touch might disconnect the wire lol

  • Jun 7
    1 reply

    Not sure how I feel about the government deciding this, especially when the government is known to be behind in a lot of things. Something better comes around it鈥檒l take forever for the standard to change.

  • Jun 7
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    SBMike

    Not sure how I feel about the government deciding this, especially when the government is known to be behind in a lot of things. Something better comes around it鈥檒l take forever for the standard to change.

    The legislation has mechanics that basically forces them to revisit periodically whether or not USB-C should still be considered the common charging connector system.

    The only reason why Lightning even existed is because Apple wanted to force proprietary hardware... for like the 100th time lol. They're already in on USB-C on many of their products and in fact a lot of their engineers helped create the system.

  • To go further, big tech pretty much decides on what ports to work into PC I/O's and all that jazz collaboratively. It's why we've been transitioning from USB 1.0 to USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 as a whole, or how micro USB evolved into USB-C pretty seamlessly.

    A reminder that the EU also formally standardized micro USB way back in 2010-- clearly that isn't the case anymore, because again there are procedures put forth to keep relevancy in technology. Which includes talking with big tech to keep an ear on the ground on what's happening.

  • Jun 7
    2 replies
    ASAKI

    The legislation has mechanics that basically forces them to revisit periodically whether or not USB-C should still be considered the common charging connector system.

    The only reason why Lightning even existed is because Apple wanted to force proprietary hardware... for like the 100th time lol. They're already in on USB-C on many of their products and in fact a lot of their engineers helped create the system.

    Oh okay as long as there鈥檚 legislation that forced them to continuously revisit this. I worked for a government contractor my first job out of college and it鈥檚 the slowest moving entity ever. US government is anyway.

    Something like tech where everything is improving every day I wouldn鈥檛 trust them to keep up with unless they鈥檙e forced to.

  • SBMike

    Oh okay as long as there鈥檚 legislation that forced them to continuously revisit this. I worked for a government contractor my first job out of college and it鈥檚 the slowest moving entity ever. US government is anyway.

    Something like tech where everything is improving every day I wouldn鈥檛 trust them to keep up with unless they鈥檙e forced to.

    Oh for sure, but the feds are just insanely slow in general as someone who's worked with a few agencies before.

    For stuff like this, the EU Commission is pretty damn fast in getting guidelines out. It's usually actually the tech sector that slows down the process of getting new standards out because of changing production, etc.

  • SBMike

    Oh okay as long as there鈥檚 legislation that forced them to continuously revisit this. I worked for a government contractor my first job out of college and it鈥檚 the slowest moving entity ever. US government is anyway.

    Something like tech where everything is improving every day I wouldn鈥檛 trust them to keep up with unless they鈥檙e forced to.

    US government is inept and lets it go unfettered by design. Regulation IMO is needed. I understand why you may not want the government to do that, but realize that the US is a special case here.

    Not every government is inept, look at China and the amazing laws they鈥檙e passing there - banning intrusive algorithms, imprisoning Jack Ma for predatory financial loans (30% Interest rate with Alipay).. etc. S*** the US would never dream of doing.

    Lack of tech regulation is biting the US鈥 ass with rampant mis/disinformation and negative health outlooks and financial centralization in a handful of corporations. Bunch of other random problems like gentrification, too ( Airbnb)

  • Jun 11

    Breh i just bought a bunch of lightning cables smh

  • f***ing good lmao

  • Yevin

    that would f***ing suck cause most cars dont support wireless carplay unless you get the highest trim model or you get an ugly ass $100 dongle

    Imagine being on 6 percent in your 03 Corolla and you need gps to find your way home