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Old 17.01.2020, 09:14
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Re: Apple may be forced to drop Lightning in EU

The first time I heard that the EP was looking at this it was USB 2 that was going to be the standard. They don’t act quickly in Brussels.

If they do act they will freeze technology improvements at the ‘C’ level which will have unforeseen consequences. And is frankly stupid.

Apple has already introduced wireless charging and soon all of their devices will charge wirelessly.

If they want to comply with a new regulation all they have to do is to include a fingernail sized USB C —> Lightning adaptor with every phone.

The problem with making all batteries the same is similar. Batteries are an evolving technology they get better and better every year. People want their devices to be as slim and small as possible. So an iPhone 11 phone’s battery, molded to the phone’s contour, is going to be a different size and shape from an iPhone 7.

But the one thing I agree with is that chargers should not be packaged with new devices. Not everyone needs a new charger.
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