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Apple will be forced to use USB-C by 2024

Apple will be forced to use USB-C by 2024

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Laptops also fall into this category, but the manufacturer will have to figure out how to incorporate USB-C by 2026. But the big news is that USB-C will become the standard for all mobile devices in his EU region. Manufacturers of products such as e-readers, earphones and other accessories will also be affected as part of the deal. But the biggest blow will be to Apple. The biggest brand in the smartphone business has stuck with its own Lightning port. Apple's iPhones and AirPods still use the Lightning connector instead of the USB-C connector that Apple uses on both its iPad and MacBook lines.

USB-C becomes mandatory in the EU

This decision was made to reduce costs for customers and avoid creating large amounts of e-waste in the process. USB-C comes standard so you don't have to buy a new charger for your new phone. Therefore, it helps with recycling intentions. Additionally, USB-C paves the way for full fast charging support for nearly any type of device.

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The decision to force USB-C does not affect major Android-based brands such as Google, Samsung, Xiaomi and others.

On the contrary, it is Apple that needs to transform its popular top-selling product. iPhones have stuck with Lightning since 2012 and AirPods since 2016. Also, in 2022, Apple is using the Lightning port on the iPhone 14 series and AirPods Pro 2nd generation. Apple has long argued that the move to USB-C would create a ton of e-waste for existing customers who already have Lightning-based accessories.

However, rumours are circulating about the next-generation iPhone 15 with a USB-C port. Given that they want to sell the iPhone 15 in the EU in 2024, It wouldn't be surprising if Apple makes a move as early as next year. It remains to be seen if Apple will (by then) redesign its ongoing iPhone 14 series and iPhone 13 series to incorporate USB-C and market them as budget options.

Staged Exit of Older Standards

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The EU notes that older chargers have had a disproportionate impact on consumers and the environment, but the change is expected to phase out older products. Apple has warned in the past that the proposal would stifle innovation and create mountains of e-waste.

The change has been debated for years, but it was sparked by complaints from iPhone and Android users that they needed to switch to different chargers for their devices. The European Commission estimates that a single standard charger could save consumers about €250 million ($247.3 million).

A 2019 commission study found that half of the chargers sold with mobile phones in 2018 had a USB Micro-B connector, while 29% had a USB-C connector, and 21% had a lightning connector.

Apple will be forced to use USB-C by 2024

Apple will be forced to use USB-C by 2024

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Laptops also fall into this category, but the manufacturer will have to figure out how to incorporate USB-C by 2026. But the big news is that USB-C will become the standard for all mobile devices in his EU region. Manufacturers of products such as e-readers, earphones and other accessories will al...

Vivo Y28s 5G Spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC Certification

Vivo Y28s 5G Spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC Certification

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Vivo Y28s 5G has been spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC website, indicating an imminent launch. The phone, identified by model number V2346, scored 599 in single-core and 1,707 in multi-core on Geekbench. It features an octa-core processor, likely the MediaTek Dimensity 6300 or Dimensity 6080, with 8GB RAM and Android 14. The Y28s 5G is also expected to launch in India, having appeared on BIS certification. The device could be a new variant of the Y28 5G, which starts at ₹13,999 in India and features a 6.56-inch HD+ display, MediaTek Dimensity 6020 SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery.

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Vivo Y28s 5G Spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC Certification

Vivo Y28s 5G Spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC Certification

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Vivo Y28s 5G has been spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC website, indicating an imminent launch. The phone, identified by model number V2346, scored 599 in single-core and 1,707 in multi-core on Geekbench. It features an octa-core processor, likely the MediaTek Dimensity 6300 or Dimensity ...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 to Cost ₹8,000 More Than Galaxy Z Fold 5: Report

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 to Cost ₹8,000 More Than Galaxy Z Fold 5: Report

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 is expected to cost $100 more than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The new pricing for the Z Fold 6 is as follows: $1899.99 (around ₹1,58,800) for the 256GB variant, $2019.99 (around ₹1,68,800) for the 512GB variant, and $2259.99 (around ₹1,88,900) for the 1TB version. This price hike might be effective in other markets, including India. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 will be available in Silver Shadow, Pink, and Navy colors. It will weigh 239 grams, making it lighter than the Z Fold 5. The foldable is expected to feature a 7.6-inch inner display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, a significant 200MP primary camera, and a 4400mAh battery with support for 25W charging.

Also Read:Apple WWDC 2024: Top 10 Game-Changing Announcements You Need to Know

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 to Cost ₹8,000 More Than Galaxy Z Fold 5: Report

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 to Cost ₹8,000 More Than Galaxy Z Fold 5: Report

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 is expected to cost $100 more than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The new pricing for the Z Fold 6 is as follows: $1899.99 (around ₹1,58,800) for the 256GB variant, $2019.99 (around ₹1,68,800) for the 512GB variant, and $2259.99 (around ₹1,88,900) for the 1TB ve...

Google Pixel Watch 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Larger Display and Same Design

Google Pixel Watch 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Larger Display and Same Design

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Leaked renders of the Google Pixel Watch 3 XL reveal a larger display and a design consistent with previous models. The watch features a 1.45-inch screen, compared to the Pixel Watch 3's 1.2-inch display, and retains pogo pin-based charging. Despite the larger size (45mm dimensions), there are no performance upgrades over the standard Pixel Watch 3. The bands for the Pixel Watch 3 XL may not be interchangeable with those of the Pixel Watch 3 or earlier models. The Pixel Watch 3 XL is expected to launch in October, following the trend of previous releases.

Also Read:Apple WWDC 2024: Top 10 Game-Changing Announcements You Need to Know

Google Pixel Watch 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Larger Display and Same Design

Google Pixel Watch 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Larger Display and Same Design

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Leaked renders of the Google Pixel Watch 3 XL reveal a larger display and a design consistent with previous models. The watch features a 1.45-inch screen, compared to the Pixel Watch 3's 1.2-inch display, and retains pogo pin-based charging. Despite the larger size (45mm dimensions), there are no...

Google Pixel 8 price in India discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

Google Pixel 8 price in India discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

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The Google Pixel 8 is currently discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart, bringing the price down to Rs 60,999. There are also additional bank offers that can further reduce the price. This is a good deal if you're looking for a phone with a great camera, clean Android software, and Google brand value. However, the Pixel 8 misses out on some features of the Pixel 8 Pro, and some competitor phones offer better specs for the price. So, consider what features are important to you before making your decision.

Also Read:Apple WWDC 2024: Top 10 Game-Changing Announcements You Need to Know

Google Pixel 8 price in India discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

Google Pixel 8 price in India discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

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The Google Pixel 8 is currently discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart, bringing the price down to Rs 60,999. There are also additional bank offers that can further reduce the price. This is a good deal if you're looking for a phone with a great camera, clean Android software, and Google brand value...

Apple Intelligence AI Features Limited to Select Devices

Apple Intelligence AI Features Limited to Select Devices

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Apple's new AI features, dubbed Apple Intelligence, will be available for free but limited to select devices. Only the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, along with iPads and Macs running the M1 chip or later, will support these features. Apple Intelligence offers capabilities like AI-generated images and emojis, enhanced Siri, and writing tools. The upcoming iPhone 16 series and new iPads or Macs will also be compatible. These features will be in beta and released with iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia later this fall, initially available only in US English.

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Apple Intelligence AI Features Limited to Select Devices

Apple Intelligence AI Features Limited to Select Devices

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Apple's new AI features, dubbed Apple Intelligence, will be available for free but limited to select devices. Only the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, along with iPads and Macs running the M1 chip or later, will support these features. Apple Intelligence offers capabilities like AI-generated images an...

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