BOYCOTTS WORK!

finally, after 15 years of refusing to buy Apple products they caved in and stopped using their proprietary lightning connector!
a victory to all us boycotters!

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >they caved in
    They got forced by the EU. No one cares about so-called "boycotters".

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They got forced by the EU
      Apple developed the USB-C connector together with Intel for Thunderbird.
      If your USB-C port has a little lightning symbol above it, you paid shekels to Apple. And that is already the case for nine years now.

      Who could have thought that the solution is to force everyone else to use an Apple connector?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Almost as if the EU is known for corruption and the megacorp made them force everyone else to use their product

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Apple developed the USB-C connector together with Intel for Thunderbird.
        And they weren't using it on their phones because Lightning was worth more to them because they got ALL the royalties from Lightning while only a portion from Thunderbolt.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They were using it on macbooks and promoted it hard.
          Don't you remember all the drama about
          >hurrr, that MacBook Air only has Thunderbolt / USB-C connectors!!!!!
          The Lightning Connector was the predecessor, released in 2012. Thunderbolt >3 (which then became USB-C) is the replacement for it.

          The EU forced everyone to use an Apple connector. And while it is possible to have an USB-C port without paying royalities to Apple, most manufacturers DO pay, because they don't want to explain their customers why their USB-C port only works with a subset of devices.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >USB-C is an "apple connector"
            Only insofar as every USB connector is an "apple connector"
            >most manufacturers DO pay,
            If they want to be certified by USB-IF. And if they do they'll need to fork over a $3,500 for a 2 year licence.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            $5000/yr according to thier website

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not bad. I'm pretty sure Lightning was on a per connector basis.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The EU forced everyone to use an Apple connector.
            Incorrect. Apple doesn't get royalties for USB-C, only for Thunderbolt.
            USB-C ports don't have to support Thunderbolt, most of them don't. Most USB-C cables don't support Thunderbolt.
            Manufacturers would only pay Apple IF they are supporting Thunderbolt, because that's the only time it is required.

            The drama about having only USB-C ports on the Macbooks was because most devices at that time used USB-A cables so you would need a dongle to use them with a Macbook. This is less of a problem now, that's fine.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >actually, they don't have to pay for the connector, they only have to pay for the interface using it if they want it to support the majority of devices

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the majority of devices
            A minority subset of USB-C devices.
            There are relatively few Thunderbolt devices compared to the number of USB-C devices. I, myself, have zero Thunderbolt capable devices among all the devices I have with USB-C connectors.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the majority of devices
            What uses Thunderbolt right now, VR headsets and that's it?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >source: dude trust me

          They were using it on macbooks and promoted it hard.
          Don't you remember all the drama about
          >hurrr, that MacBook Air only has Thunderbolt / USB-C connectors!!!!!
          The Lightning Connector was the predecessor, released in 2012. Thunderbolt >3 (which then became USB-C) is the replacement for it.

          The EU forced everyone to use an Apple connector. And while it is possible to have an USB-C port without paying royalities to Apple, most manufacturers DO pay, because they don't want to explain their customers why their USB-C port only works with a subset of devices.

          >source: just trust me bro

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How young do you have to be to not remember what ports got used ten years ago?

            I have not one single Apple product in my house, yet i know that Apple got shekels from me, because of that little lightning icon above the USB-C port of the laptop i am writing this posting on.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's thunderbolt, not lightning

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ok so what is the socially acceptable way of protesting a big corpo doing something you dislike?
      1. refuse to buy their product and vote with your wallet
      2. give up and just let the corpo do what they want
      ?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        3.kill the ceo's

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much. Your average Black person cattle will buy that shit anyway

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fpwp

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well done anons. I will celebrate by continuing to not buy Apple products,

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      iTODDLERS BTFO

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        baste

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Second post best post. I will continue doing the same.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    unironically based government telling megacorps what to do

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *girlcotters

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And now everyone stuck with this shit connector.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well didn't you know? honogeneity (homo) is good!
      now your android charger and cable will be usable with an iphone, and it will help reduce e-waste!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I had three USB-C cables break in the past year. The e-waste i produce got significantly more.
        And
        >haha, sorry, only slow-charging mode with this one 😀 Estimated time till loaded 32 hours 🙂
        I didn't have those problems in the last few years of micro USB.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How about stop being a Black person? I bought two two years ago and haven't even cut the tie off the second one.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          have you tried stopping pegging yourself with them every evening?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I bought a steam deck charger for $25 and use that for charging the phone. 45W and fast charging, good enough for my phone.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Clean your fricking ports. Your shit is full of dirt.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I never had a usb c cable breaking. Micro usb yes, but never c.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this homie will blow his mind once he discovers what our species are called

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stop liking popular things!!1

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this. what ppl tend to ignore is that "regulated hardware" will end up getting the shit end of the deal in lik 10 years when the rest of the world moved on from usb-c. it's like if they passed a law 15 years ago making mini-usb the norm and never bothered to update this. looks like IQfy throats big gov't wiener as long as they gaslight themselves they "owned" the fruit company.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >in lik 10 years when the rest of the world moved on from usb-c
        That's optimistic.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          don't nail me down on the number, but you know what i mean. doesn't matter if it's going to be 10, 15 or 20 years, bottom line will be that the connector will be "granddaddy'd in" and many users will start to import their new devices from the us, uk and asia.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't see how a new connector coming along couldn't just mean a change to the EU statute.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            because the eu is a bureaucratic behemoth, that's why. they might switch the law over to a new connector 8 years after it was introduced and is already on the way out in the rest of the world.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >they might switch the law over to a new connector 8 years after it was introduced and is already on the way out in the rest of the world.
            Shit, how quickly do you think we are going through connector standards?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            smartphones as we know them are not even 20 years around at this point and we already now have what, 4, 5 different connectors?
            >ipod connector
            >thunderbolt
            >mini-usb
            >micro-usb
            >usb-c

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I will concede that most of these connectors seem to come along every 7-8 years.
            Though it has now been 10 years since USB-C with no new connector in sight there.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            so it's okay for the eu to say "that's all you need lol" because usb-c is fine right now?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It is fine for the EU to tell them to all use the currently most common and capable connector, yes.

            >To keep up with newer technologies, the Commission can adapt the scope of the directive, particularly when it comes to wireless charging solutions.
            says nothing about automatically switching to new connectors, the industry, just that "the commision" can "adapt". stop sucking big gov't wiener just because you need a win over apple - this has nothing to do with apple, just with bureaucrats getting control over tech standards.

            >says nothing about automatically switching to new connectors
            No one said anything about automatically.
            There is an obligation under the law for the Commission to stay on top of developments in wired and wireless charging technologies so as to harmonize devices.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the law has no specs outlined whatsoever, only that the standard remains universal, that standard is governed by IEEE and OEMs, cope harder iJeet

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the law doesnt mention anything about usb-c iBlack person, it's only that all OEMs must use a single universal standard, if a new one is made, all OEMs have to agree to move to it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          frick off with your semantics, we stuck now with the form factor, that's why i compared it to mini-usb. do you think apple users would like to still use the old ipod-connectors?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >gets BTFO
            >backpedals and hard deflects
            i accept your concession iJeet

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >we stuck now with the form factor
            But we aren't because if the USB-IF creates a new connector standard, the phone OEMs can just agree to move to it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >eu makes the usb-c type connector the standard by law
            >"oems can just agree to another one and move to it"
            >still have to offer a version with the mandatory usb-c type connector unless the eu agrees to move on, too
            ok.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Imagine being this much of a drooling moron Black person.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i'm sorry you have a hard time understanding and i see that the only response your tiktok fried brain can come up with is to call others slurs, i hope you'll finde happyness in real life.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >eu makes the current connector the standard by law
            >"oems can just agree to another one and move to it"
            >the new current connector becomes the standard by law and the law remains intact and effective
            fixed for you moron

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >To keep up with newer technologies, the Commission can adapt the scope of the directive, particularly when it comes to wireless charging solutions.
            says nothing about automatically switching to new connectors, the industry, just that "the commision" can "adapt". stop sucking big gov't wiener just because you need a win over apple - this has nothing to do with apple, just with bureaucrats getting control over tech standards.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the eu didn't make usbc the standard, the eu introduced a law saying that manufacturers have to agree to use the same connector, and that said connector has to be open, precisely because of this

            smartphones as we know them are not even 20 years around at this point and we already now have what, 4, 5 different connectors?
            >ipod connector
            >thunderbolt
            >mini-usb
            >micro-usb
            >usb-c

            it can be changed but it has to be by consensus

            also this is not new. this was coming for a long time but apple chose to ignore it, notice how this is only causing problems for them while everybody else has moved to usbc

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >when the rest of the world
        who?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the best design since USB-A, you're just a homosexual. You could complain about lack of standards, but that's what got us here in the first place.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EU:
    >We need to unify charger cables. Having three thin strands of copper in your drawer instead of one is so hazardous to the environment.
    Also EU:
    >Why yes, of course ever brand can have their own type of battery that's incompatible to other brands. Even removable batteries don't need to follow any standard.

    If I want batteries I can use for my tools and lawn mower, I got two choices. Buy every single 18v battery or limit myself to one brand.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some of those tools get produced in the EU, so we can't do that.
      Similar to how we can allow VW to commit the largest crime against nature of any corporation world wide and not convict any of them.

      But nobody produces Smartphones in the EU.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    USB4 is pretty much Thunderbolt 3, I believe Intel straight up "donated" the tech to the USB-IF. TB4 is still theirs though.

    Some USB4 NVMe enclosures already work perfectly on max speed regardless of OS now

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >However, as of March 2019, OEMs no longer need to pay royalties, which means we can expect more devices with Thunderbolt 3 support.
    So no one has to pay royalties to Apple anymore for Thunderbolt. So the point is moot.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    usb c sucks shit and thanks to the homosexuals in the eu we are stuck with it for 20 years
    I can't wait for the migrant hordes to destroy them

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >boycotts
    No, regulations work. Which everyone already knew, but due to brain damage caused by leaded gasoline fumes, everyone thought removing regulations would lead to megacorpos becoming nice and improving life for everyone.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      would you trust someone who talks about "charging small devices" and then has this photo on the very page to announce the law?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And now everyone stuck with this shit connector.

        they already did this before with micro usb. and when/if something replaces usb c they will update the regulations again.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >zoomers are too young to remember me
    end me

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for my travel job, this is the stuff I carry:
    >laptop
    >phone
    >external battery pack
    >steam deck
    >headphones
    cables I carry:
    >laptop charger
    >2x usb-c to North America AC wall outlet
    >usb-c to usb-c (to plug phone into rental car, I'll use the other one for battery pack)
    >usb-c to usb-a (to plug phone into rental car, I'll use the other one for battery pack)

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