This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/07/tech/europe-uscb-requirement/index.html
As much as I hate over-regulation.
This actually makes sense.
I believe apple anticipated this and has already switched over to usb c. I bought an ipad over christmas and it has the usb c.
You’re thinking adapter. This is about the cable. The cable is still lightening.
New ipads use usb-c, dont know if iphones have switched over yet.
The adapter for my air pods is lightning to usb-c.
Good to know. I need to replace my iPad soon. I can’t even get email on my current one, an outdated Air.
Phone hasn’t. Didn’t know they had switch anything from lightening to usb c. Interesting. I just bought one for my gf for Christmas. I’ll have to see what she has
How is that?
I hate having 5 different charging cords for different devices.
If everything was universal I would only need one.
That’s not convincing for me. I don’t support regulatory standardization for consumer convenience. I have to figure there are pros and cons for each type of connection…costs vs consumer demand & other trade-offs to consider.
I think the market ought to set the standard on stuff like this. The government can’t even claim safety here. Just reeks of overregulation.
What if every electrical device had a different plug and you had to have a different outlet in your house for everything that used electricity?
Or, back in the days of land lines, what if every carrier had a different plug?
My Kindle, which is 6-7 years old, has a type A connector (or maybe a mini A). As did the phones we replaced last year. I think my old camera is also Type A. Newer phones and camera are type C. So, I am in favor of universal connectors.
This really isn’t a safety issue.
Sometimes electronics need different connectors BUT USB C is so flexible it should cover 99% of the use cases. This fall into we shouldn’t need a law to do the right thing.
Yes, I was making a joke. This is a consumer convenience issue.
It is more than that. It avoids abusing the consumer by using expensive cables that can’t be used with other devices. It also cuts down on E-waste. That is why I support it.
Hell, every FitBit I have had uses a different type of charger.
That is seriously annoying.
I have at least three that I commonly use: phone, Kindle, and iPad, all different.
Now that I have Air Pods, only have two that I regularly use since they are the same as my phone.
But on occasion I have two others that get used about every two weeks or so.