+ Reply
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 34 of 34

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Will Apple Adopt the "Universal Phone Charger"?

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
if they want to sell in europe they will have to by law
...
  1. #21
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    if they want to sell in europe they will have to by law

  2. #22
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    All Apple will do is supply an adapter for charging or have the connector on the phone for charge only. That way the universal connector is still there for all ther various things that use it. They will never get rid of that.

  3. #23
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    FYI Apple has already sided with the universal charger together with most mobile phone players in the market when recommendations first were issued. It's no question whatsoever that Apple will follow, be it by abandoning the dock connector or by providing an adapter.

    This siding of Apple with the universal charger happened quite a while ago too.
    Last edited by Yingie; 10-26-2009 at 06:18 AM. Reason: Forgot something

  4. #24
    Green Apple mgebara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    I think the size of the micro-usb connector is what would take it off Apple's list. Wikipedia says that the micro-usb connector is slightly thicker than 1.5mm; eyeballing my dock connector (I couldn't find reliable specifications online) I figure it to be around 1mm thick. When the new form factor for the nano came out I understood that the dock connector was pretty much what was limiting Apple from going any thinner. What would make Apple adopt a thicker standard?

    With hundreds of millions of iPods and iPhones sold, Apple would need a VERY compelling reason to change their connection standard (ie. smaller form factor, new compelling technology).

  5. #25
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    www.symondavis.com
    Posts
    47
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    The iPhone charger is good enough, as it's just a USB socket with a USB cable plugged into it. I charge alsorts on mine like my camera's and other USB rechargable toys.
    Don't see why Apple need to adhere to this.

  6. #26
    Green Apple sungod661's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts

    OK first off this is the a scam in the name of "green'. how would producing another zillion chargers to replace the already existing ones benefit the environment. 2ND HAVING HAD the micro usb on other phones it is a inferior charger to the dock. the dock has a sort of lock that keeps the charger in place and it and keps the little teeth in place allowing no wiggle room. As many who have had a usb universal charger can attest over time the connection gets worse and worse.


    this is b.s

  7. #27
    My iPhone is a Part of Me
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    948
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 81 Times in 64 Posts

    I don't see them adopting it. Can you imagine syncing with a MicroUSB? Apple would have to make iPhones with two charging ports, one for their own USB, and one for the Micro. Then, what's the point in that?

    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    I hardly see how this would be "going green" unless of course to MAYBE reduce people's need to buy an ipod specific cable for every room of the house and their car. No matter what kind of cable they adopt, these products will come with said cable and so will anything else that uses that cable.
    Great point! It will definitely cut back on SOME chargers (say right now you have two different types of chargers and one you needed breaks: now you're forced to go out and buy another, but with this standard, you could just use another charger lying around) but I can't imagine it being too much. Unless phones start shipping without a charger and you have to go out and buy them.
    Last edited by Channan; 10-26-2009 at 08:01 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?

    If I helped you, be sure to press the Thanks! button over there ->
    If I didn't, press it anyway.

  8. #28
    Livin the iPhone Life CaptainChaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    In a van down by the river
    Posts
    4,825
    Thanks
    551
    Thanked 515 Times in 427 Posts

    I think all batteries should be rechargeable too. Since we are on the green train an all.

  9. #29
    iPhoneaholic nighthawk283's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Close then you know
    Posts
    366
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts

    I had bunch of phones that used that kind of USB and they always stop working on me, because the metal that touch the charger charge would get wore out, and i had to get a completely new phone , or i had to move the phone around for it to work

  10. #30
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    130
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 25 Times in 11 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by zatpgw View Post
    Microsoft doesn't make any phones so I'm not sure why they are mentioned so many times in this article...
    they make mp3 players, as well as a new phone comming.

    Quote Originally Posted by GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL View Post
    Yeah.. I want to be different just for the sake of it.

    It will NEVER happen, it would make all iPod and iPhone accessories that use the Dock connector obsolete because if I'm not mistaken.. it would have to change for this.
    ever heard of parallel use?, they will always keep their bottom connector but can still put a micro usb connector somewhere on the product.
    Last edited by qgshadow; 10-26-2009 at 01:46 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

  11. #31
    Green Apple kaaroFC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    89
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    I think its a good measure, but hard to be possible because of all the money and third party hardware involved...would be great to see it happening..

  12. #32
    What's Jailbreak? cheekydevil1234's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by niqolas619 View Post
    The last two lines of the story, unfortunately, are the only words that matter to companies in general. If they can't make money off of it, and they aren't forced to do it through regulations, they feel no personal responsibility to do it.

    It sucks and is the main cause of EVERY environmental problem we have.
    The fact is they will do something about it, it is called social responsibility and environmental impact. Apple is already spending so much money and advertisement on their "going green" that this simple solution would just send them backward. I think what the story is more making a point about is the fact that there are business out their that do produce these charges, by moving to just one is a potential to place a lot of people out of work and with the current GFC it casts another small shadow. I say go for the one charger, i personally say lets look at the latest thing that Intel and apple have been working on with the light cable because we need to make sure that the cable that is implemented is one that stands the test of time

  13. #33
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by qgshadow View Post
    they will always keep their bottom connector but can still put a micro usb connector somewhere on the product.
    Obviously you don't have a clue about apple. On their macs - why include multiple display ports when you can pick one?
    And as for on the iPhone, there simply isn't any room. We have a mic and speaker on the bottom, along with the dock. On the top we have power, sim card and audio jack. Where will they put it? The side? This is apple, they would not ruin the aesthetics just for the sake of another port. Not to mention no space inside the actual device.

    The only 3 ways I can see this being done are:

    1. No way. Never. Dock connector or bust.

    2. Adapter included or sold separately (most likely the latter).

    3. An integrated Dock-Connector-Micro-USB port. They could potentially make the dock connector slightly smaller and put a micro-USB port to the very left or right. Your standard dock connector would plug into the whole thing, using the dock connector part for everything else the phone does while utilising the micro-USB section for power and possibly data transfer. Then other micro-USB chargers could easily plug in to the micro-USB port.
    The one worry I have is which is better / superior at data transfer or charging. Generic micro-USB chargers could charge the iPhone slow compared to apple's dock connector.

    I tend to think that apple will choose option number 1, or 2 as a last resort.

  14. #34
    iPhoneaholic ecd5000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Six - One - Zero
    Posts
    409
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 17 Times in 14 Posts

    but how will apple make money off this when everyone else will have the same cable., dont see this happening if it does they have some adapter piece you have to buy for their products.
    Quote Originally Posted by ??????
    Hi. Does anyone know is iBlacklist available in the app store? can it only be purchased outside the app store? If so, is it hard to install? Thanks everyone.

+ Reply
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts