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The Lightning port isn’t about convenience; it’s about control

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The European Commission shook the world to its roots this week, announcing a new policy that would require all smartphones to adopt USB-C ports for physical charging in an effort to reduce e-waste.

Apple, of course, doesn’t offer a USB-C iPhone, having argued to the European Commission in the past that “Legislation would have a direct negative impact by disrupting the hundreds of millions of active devices and accessories used by our European customers and even more customers worldwide, creating an unprecedented volume of electronic waste and greatly inconveniencing users.”

obviously prefers Lightning to USB-C

Switching to USB-C, says, would actually be more wasteful than sticking with Lightning, since…

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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The European Commission shook the world to its roots this week, announcing a new policy that would require all smartphones to adopt USB-C ports for physical charging in an effort to reduce e-waste.
Apple, of course, doesn’t offer a USB-C iPhone, having argued to the European Commission in the past that “Legislation would have a direct negative impact by disrupting the hundreds of millions of active devices and accessories used by our European customers and even more customers worldwide, creating an unprecedented volume of electronic waste and greatly inconveniencing users.”
obviously prefers Lightning to USB-C
Switching to USB-C, says, would actually be more wasteful than sticking with Lightning, since…

Continue reading…

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