EU parliament moves closer to law that would force iPhones to use USB-C ports

yRaz

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That's obviously not cool, and maybe legislation to prevent obviously anti-consumer stuff like that could be good. But maybe also it's not needed when there's another alternative: don't buy Apple products. If Apple wants to be anti-consumer, then vote with your wallet. The weird thing is how people keep buying Apple products despite all this.
okay, but it isn't just Apple. Tesla does this with their cars, One Wheel does it with their boards, Johne Deere is doing it with their tractors which is having a real impact on the cost of food by their anti-repair schemes destroying crop yeilds.

You can't just buy another brand at this point. If we are talking USB-c, then yes, buy another brand. However, there is no justifiable reason why these companies can't provide parts to use and stop artificially serializing things to prevent repairs.
 

dnous

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Yet they do nothing about the fact that most Android device manufacturers abandon software support for their handsets less than a year after they launch.

Personally I don’t think should force anyone to do anything. They really aren’t qualified to make those decisions.

That's a completely separate issue, but the EU is working on it. However it isn't going as fast as manufacturers are pushing back. I believe the EU wants to have it sorted in 2023.


 

Sausagemeat

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That's a completely separate issue, but the EU is working on it. However it isn't going as fast as manufacturers are pushing back. I believe the EU wants to have it sorted in 2023.
Personally I would rather the EU keep their nose out. It’s a disgustingly corrupt and incompetent organisation.
 
The EU lawmakers apparently haven’t had a USBC port crap out on them yet.
Lightning is a much more durable design though hopefully Apple’s development team will use higher quality USB ports than standard Chinesium ones that break from normal use.
 

dnous

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Personally I would rather the EU keep their nose out. It’s a disgustingly corrupt and incompetent organisation.
Personally, I do not mind. Their influence has made things a whole lot better for citizens in the EU. Examples are traveling, consumer rights and, relevant to this article, the nightmare that was proprietary mobile phone chargers by every manufacturer.