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Apple has officially missed the boat on USB-C with this year’s iPhones

[2018-09-14 12:19:21]

Apple’s latest iPhones, the XS and XR, have been announced, and, once again, Apple has made the incredibly frustrating choice of including a USB Type-A Lightning cable and low-power 5W brick in the box instead of a USB-C cable and charger. Apple hasn’t given an explanation on why it insists on selling its latest, greatest, and, in most cases, $1,000-plus smartphones with the same legacy cable it’s been including since Lightning was introduced back in 2012. Maybe it’s a simple matter of cost. Maybe the company is afraid of alienating customers with a new, unfamiliar cable. But USB-C isn’t new or unfamiliar at this point, especially for Apple’s most loyal customers who have been stuck with it as their exclusive port choice...

Apple has officially missed the boat on USB-C with this year’s iPhones


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