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10-26-2009, 03:39 AM #21
if they want to sell in europe they will have to by law
10-26-2009, 03:44 AM #22
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.
10-26-2009, 06:17 AM #23
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.
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10-26-2009, 06:19 AM #24
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).
10-26-2009, 06:46 AM #25
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.
10-26-2009, 07:16 AM #26
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
10-26-2009, 08:01 AM #27
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?
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10-26-2009, 08:50 AM #28
I think all batteries should be rechargeable too. Since we are on the green train an all.
10-26-2009, 11:19 AM #29
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
10-26-2009, 01:46 PM #30
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10-26-2009, 02:30 PM #31
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..
10-26-2009, 04:01 PM #32
10-27-2009, 05:12 AM #33
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.
10-27-2009, 07:15 PM #34
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.Originally Posted by ??????