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    • Originally posted by Donuthole View Post

      Looks kind of like a computer mouse.
      That was my first thought.

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      • RIP lightning cables.
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        • Originally posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
          good news

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          • Originally posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
            Yay! Way to go, Europe. About time.
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            • Originally posted by BigPiney View Post

              good news
              Great news. I'm due for an upgrade but that almost makes me want to hold out for another 6 months.
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              • Does anyone believe Apple's claims that the reason that they are against this is because of the amount of electronic waste it would create with people having to replace lightning cables?

                Like everyone else, I think this is great news.
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                • Originally posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
                  Does anyone believe Apple's claims that the reason that they are against this is because of the amount of electronic waste it would create with people having to replace lightning cables?
                  No. The net positive impact will be huge.

                  Apple already switched to USB-C on iPads and MacBooks. I have never understood the reluctance to switch on iPhones and AirPods, other than to make money. After all the dongle hell that Apple has inflicted on us over the years, this is beautiful karma.
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                  • Originally posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post

                    No. The next positive impact will be huge.

                    Apple already switched to USB-C on iPads and MacBooks. I have never understood the reluctance to switch on iPhones and AirPods, other than to make money. After all the dongle hell that Apple has inflicted on us over the years, this is beautiful karma.
                    I don't get it other than a cash grab. I guess though that they have to find some way to justify it other than that.

                    Lightning cables suck in comparison to USB-C. I know that there are people that are going to be annoyed that it was government action that force it, but I sincerely doubt you will find very many people out there upset that they are losing the lightning charger.

                    Now the EU needs to kill off the USB-A ports. Just saying.
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                    • Originally posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post

                      I don't get it other than a cash grab. I guess though that they have to find some way to justify it other than that.

                      Lightning cables suck in comparison to USB-C. I know that there are people that are going to be annoyed that it was government action that force it, but I sincerely doubt you will find very many people out there upset that they are losing the lightning charger.

                      Now the EU needs to kill off the USB-A ports. Just saying.
                      Agreed.
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                      • Apple fanboys and girls... save those tax returns:

                        Apple Sets June 5 WWDC Where It Plans Mixed-Reality Headset Debut
                        • Company announces that WWDC will be held from June 5 to June 9
                        • Apple is set to unveil first mixed-reality headset and new iOS
                        Apple Inc. set a June 5 date for the event where it plans to unveil a mixed-reality headset, the first major new product since its smartwatch debuted eight years ago.
                        The company scheduled its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, better known as WWDC, to kick off on that Monday and run through Friday, June 9. It typically uses the first day of the conference to discuss its next-generation platforms and operating systems. This year’s conference will be held as an “all-day experience” at headquarters in Cupertino, California.
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                        The device’s debut will propel Apple into the world of mixed-reality, a still-nascent category that has cost Meta Platforms Inc. billions of dollars and has, so far, failed to go mainstream. Apple is seeking to stand out from rivals with a high-end product that may cost around $3,000 and include many technologies not seen before in consumer devices. The headset will use a combination of eye and hand control, feature an on-board App Store, and offer virtual reality-based FaceTime, 3D versions of core Apple apps and immersive video streaming.

                        The Apple product will include several external cameras and blend both virtual and augmented reality. That will let users either immerse themselves in their content or flick a dial to simultaneously see their surroundings while using the headset.
                        Mixed-reality technology from other companies has been slow to catch on, so Apple will have to make a persuasive case for why its approach is superior. WWDC could be an ideal stage for such an announcement, given its pro-Apple crowd and the ample opportunity for developers to explore the technology during the weeklong conference.
                        Earlier this month, Apple held a series of demonstrations of the new device for what is known as the Top 100, the roughly 100 most important executives at the company.
                        [...]
                        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ne-5#xj4y7vzkg

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                        • Originally posted by Uncle Ted View Post
                          Apple fanboys and girls... save those tax returns:


                          https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ne-5#xj4y7vzkg

                          Only $3,000!
                          Pocket change.
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                          • I don’t care about mixed reality. I want a phone with a USB-C port. Thanks to Europe, it sounds like we might finally get that.
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                            • Originally posted by Donuthole View Post
                              I don’t care about mixed reality. I want a phone with a USB-C port. Thanks to Europe, it sounds like we might finally get that.
                              I've had USB-C for years now. You just need the right phone. Android FTW
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                              • Originally posted by Donuthole View Post
                                I don’t care about mixed reality. I want a phone with a USB-C port. Thanks to Europe, it sounds like we might finally get that.
                                Didn't apple announce that they were going to only support some special kind of USB-C cable? Some apple approved version? That would be right on brand.
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