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Personally this would be a a win for myself, iPad, Cameras, GoPro, MC Helmet all are using USB-C, the fact that I have to carry around a lightning cable for AirPods (Max & Pro) and the iPhone is pretty silly really.
About this being a regulation; this is exactly where you want regulation as a consumer, no one seems to be complaining that not every house have different power plugs. It is a win for both consumers and third party vendors. Kudos EU!
wonkothesane said:Dear Thierry, can I have a BMW engine in my Mercedes, please? And I should be able to put any headlights in my car well well, thank you. And while you’re at it, I want to control my Bosch appliance with the Samsung app, buy competitors’ products in my supermarket of choice and run iOS on Android phones. No biggie for you, I suppose. Cheers.
AppleZulu said:aldanno said:Just imagine if Circle K was forced to carry every brand candy, soda and beer. Also imagine they weren't free to mark-up their product prices as they saw fit! No one is asking the Apple Retail Stores to stock every iPhone charger, or competing smart phones? Why is the digital store different? Especially in Europe, they also won't let you sell car parts that haven't been 'certified' to not compromise their safety or environmental standards. Are they planning on setting up an international body to 'certify' apps as not harmful to the operating system or other apps?
I don't get it.Lastly and probably something you ought to consider. This works on MacOS because consumers would not accept these rights to be removed. Imagine how utterly useless your MacBook would feel like if all you were left with was the App Store applications. Does anyoje use the same arguments for MacOs?? No, this is an excellently executed propaganda by Apple to have you think that your phone and tablet is somehow different in this regard!!!!
mariowinco said:Beautiful is that we will be able to see how harmful is for Consumers!
next step: right to repair & etc ! I want to be able to change the battery on my iPhone, the memory on my Mac Mini and etc. !
tmay said:Scot1 said:As a Canadian, while, I don’t support legislation to force Apple to open up their eco stream, make no mistake, the EU is as economically powerful as the United States.
U.S. GDP in 2022 was about $25 T
EU GDP in 2022 was about $16 T
The U.S. largest trading partner is Canada, followed by Mexico, China, and then the EU.
The populations of NAFTA, and the EU are about the same at 450 million.
What's interesting is that the U.S. shifting supply chains out of China is particularly benefitting Mexico and the State of Texas.
but also NAFTA was dissolved a few years back.