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  • US lawmakers call for universal charging standard - but not necessarily for USB-C

    Kuyangkoh said:
    Geeeee…..we should use one car standard, too many and bad for consumers and the environment 
    For charging EV cars? Yes, there definitely should be one standard.
  • UK won't copy EU USB-C common charger mandate

    You say "the UK lost the protection of EU agreements when it left the Union".  it's however more like that since BREXIT the UK is now protected FROM that bunch of un-elected bureaucratic buffoons !
    The UK has an unelected second house and an unelected head of state.

    And this USB-C regulation is the perfect example of the short-sightedness of leaving the EU. Devices sold in the UK will be affected by this legistlation whether the UK is in or out of the EU. All that's changed is that the UK has lost its seat at the table deciding on the regulations.
  • iPhone & AirPods will require USB-C for charging in the EU by late 2024

    I've got Apple documentation that says that they did, and that is my recollection based on briefs that I gave way back then, but it was a long time ago.
    I live in the UK and have owned every generation of iPhone since the 3GS. Like the rest of the world, a 3.5mm adapter has sometimes been bundled but never a microUSB adapter. 
  • Apple to increase starting pay for hourly workers to $22 per hour

    hexclock said:
    It’s an awful lot of money for unskilled labor, but still, someone will complain that it’s not enough. 

    Tim Cook earned $260 million in 2020. So, even with the pay increase, that's still well over five thousands times more than lowest paid member of staff.
  • Apple to increase starting pay for hourly workers to $22 per hour

    22july2013 said:

    I was making about US$8/hr in the mid 80s, directly after earning my degree in computer science. Since the dollar was worth about 3x as much then as it is now, that's the same effective salary as I was making. No degree needed anymore. Nice work if you can get it.
    I'm sure your degree has enabled you to make much more over the course of your career though.

    It's nice to see Apple share more of its success with people on the shop floor. It's amazing what even a whiff of unionization can do!
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