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Apple says industry standard smartphone connector laws would hurt innovation, in response to latest EU plans[2020-01-23 17:35:52]
Apple responded to the latest EU efforts to enforce a standardized single connector for smartphones like the iPhone, saying that “regulation that forces conformity across the type of connector …. stifles innovation” (via the Financial Times). Apple said that the proposed EU rules would force it to abandon the Lightning port and inconvenience consumers, as well as cause vast amounts of electronic waste from people needing to ditch all of their existing Lightning accessories, like docking stations and car adapters. The post Apple says industry standard smartphone connector laws would hurt innovation, in response to latest EU plans appeared first on 9to5Mac.