On 06/09/2023 16:06, Scott wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Sep 2023 07:47:53 -0700 (PDT), "notya...@gmail.com
>> On Wednesday, 6 September 2023 at 15:38:45 UTC+1, Scott wrote:
>>> On Wed, 6 Sep 2023 12:18:56 +0100, Java Jive <ja...@evij.com.invalid>
>>>> "New iPhone, new charger: Apple bends to EU rules
>>>> Apple's latest iPhone will almost certainly feature a USB-C charge point
>>>> when it is unveiled on 12 September.
>> And they are going to slug the charging rate n cheaper models...
>>>> The firm's phones currently use its proprietary Lightning adaptor,
>>>> unlike rivals, including Samsung.
>>>> A European Union law requires phone manufacturers to adopt a common
>>>> charging connection by December 2024 to save consumers money and cut waste.
>>>> Most new Apple products such as the latest iPads already use USB-C, but
>>>> the firm had argued against the EU rule."
>>> What will happen outside the EU?
>> You mean in Rip Off Brexit Britain.
> No, I mean significant markets such as US, Asia, Africa, Australia etc
> which probably account for far more sales than the EU.
Don't think so, though it depends on how you frame the question and who
you ask ...
"4. The European Union
The European single market embraces all 27 members of the European Union
(EU). Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are members of the European
Economic Area with full access to the single market, which was launched
in 1993. Switzerland has partial access.
EU nations account for 14% of global trade and have a combined GDP of
€14.5 trillion ($16 trillion), making the EU the world’s third-largest
economy after China and the United States."
"Europe is the world's largest exporter of manufactured goods and
services, and is itself the biggest export market for around 80 countries.
Together, the European Union's members account for 16% of world imports
So the EU is in the same ballpark as other large economies and most
other regional trading blocks, the standout exception of the latter
being the RCEP which has about double the share of global GDP.
>> Apple will probably carry on selling phone that need a charger incompatible with everything else and a phone incompatible with every other charger. So you will need to buy two and take them both with you on a trip.
> How is it incompatible? I have a lightning to USB lead I can use
Most probably he's talking bollocks anyway; if Apple have to use USB-C
charging in the EU, they'll use it everywhere, because nothing else will
make economic sense.