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Ipod creator praises usb-c in iPhone – calls Apple a monopoly

Tony Fadell is the former Apple executive who is often referred to as the father of the iPod. After the EU decided that mobile phones (among other things) must come with a USB-C connector, Fadell is now praising the decision, writes 9 to 5 Mac.

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He believes that Apple does not like to be forced to do certain things, but that this happened because Apple has a monopoly-like position. Forcing usb-c is the right thing to do for society at large, Fadell believes, as consumers benefit from some regulation and standardization. He adds “and this is coming from the man who invented the 30 pin connector”.

Read more! The EU pushes through requirements for universal chargers

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Starting in 2024, smaller electronic devices sold in Europe that charge via a cable must have a USB-C port. The arguments include that different charging standards are bad for both the consumer and the planet.

The Lightning port was introduced by Apple on September 12, 2012 and has been on every iPhone since then.

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Also read! This is how Apple’s gadgets are affected by the EU’s investment in USB-C

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