Apple will frame iPhone 15 USB-C switch as a consumer win

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  • Reply 61 of 63
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,783member
    Skeptical said:
    macxpress said:
    S8ER95Z said:
    darkvader said:
    It IS a consumer win.

    And it's a win we wouldn't have gotten if the EU hadn't forced Apple to do it.
    Would have been better if they skipped usbc and did MagSafe like they did on the MacBook Pro honestly.  Being forced into anything is never a win and now we are saddled with this port until the EU dictates otherwise.  All hail the EU though.. ߙ䦬t;/div>
    Yeah, because MagSafe is such a great connector for data transfer and it's so easy to knock over a phone while it's charging on your nightstand.... ߤ禬t;/div>
    USB-C is a much worse connector than Lightning. Lighting is a very durable connection and USB-C wears out after a while of daily plugging and unplugging. Happens all the time on USB-C laptops where you need to plug in a USB-C dock or power supply. I see it constantly at work. 
    Prove this. I have Lightening cables that are crap and did not last six months. 
    He’s talking about the connectors and ports themselves, not the cables. I’ve never had a Lightning port or connector fail. Have had third party cables fail. 
    Yes this is exactly what I was talking about. Cables are only as good as the quality of cable you buy. So if you go to Five Below here in the US and get a $1 lightning cable of course it's gonna be shit versus something like a good $20-30 lightning cable. Same goes for USB-C. Overall the lightning port is a far more durable port than USB-C because the connector is part of the cable not the port. So if you do decide to get a cheap lightning cable and it breaks you just replace the cable not the entire port which is how it would be with USB-C. Like I said as well, hopefully Apple has designed the USB-C port in the new iPhone to be replaceable without replacing the entire MLB assembly. 
    edited September 2023
  • Reply 62 of 63
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,783member
    Skeptical said:
    macxpress said:
    S8ER95Z said:
    darkvader said:
    It IS a consumer win.

    And it's a win we wouldn't have gotten if the EU hadn't forced Apple to do it.
    Would have been better if they skipped usbc and did MagSafe like they did on the MacBook Pro honestly.  Being forced into anything is never a win and now we are saddled with this port until the EU dictates otherwise.  All hail the EU though.. 🙄
    Yeah, because MagSafe is such a great connector for data transfer and it's so easy to knock over a phone while it's charging on your nightstand.... 🤷
    USB-C is a much worse connector than Lightning. Lighting is a very durable connection and USB-C wears out after a while of daily plugging and unplugging. Happens all the time on USB-C laptops where you need to plug in a USB-C dock or power supply. I see it constantly at work. 
    Prove this. I have Lightening cables that are crap and did not last six months. 
    Read above...

    And also, you still haven't explained how this is a win for consumers. How exactly? How does it benefit the consumer? Why is it so much better than lightning? 
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