iPhone 15 Pro review: goodbye Lightning, hello USB-C
Under pressure from the European Commission, Apple has now also switched to USB-C to charge and sync its new iPhones. Is this the most eye-catching difference between the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 series, or are there more substantial improvements that justify a purchase this year?
It has been a l... Read more
Apple shows iPhone 15 models: USB-C, telephoto lens and GPU redesign
At Apple's "Wonderlust" event, the latest iPhone 15 was unveiled. The iPhone will feature a USB-C port, as previously speculated. For the Pro models, Apple has shaken up the camera island, making room for a 3x or 5x telephoto lens.
Apple presented the latest iPhone during the event at 7 p.m. lo... Read more
iPhone 15 to be unveiled on September 12: what can we expect?
"Wonderlust" is the tagline of the Apple Event that will take place on Sept. 12. In it, the new iPhone 15 line is going to be play the lead role. A periscope lens and a USB-C port will most likely be revealed.
Many details have been leaked over the past few months, including the periscope lens a... Read more
EU warns Apple against using restrictive USB-C tech
The US tech giant is once again under fire from the European Commission for bucking the bloc's goals of universality and interoperability.
The EU Commission has warned Apple against making some functions only available for original Apple cables when the mobile phone maker introduces its new char... Read more
Thunderbolt 4 on Surface Dock: why is Microsoft changing its mind?
Back in the spring of 2020, Microsoft was still convinced that Surface laptops could not safely handle Thunderbolt. With the introduction of the Surface Laptop 5 and the Surface Pro 9 (Intel only), that has apparently changed. Now there is even a Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock. What has changed?
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Apple releases iOS 16.3 with support for hardware security keys
iOS 16.3 adds an extra layer of protection against phishing attacks and unauthorized access. Hardware security keys are small physical devices that can connect to Macs and iPhones via USB-C and near-field communication (NFC).
Instead of using the regular six-digit verification code to unlock a d... Read more
EU USB-C charging regulation enforcement to start in December 2024
Soon after voting in favor of forcing manufacturers to make USB-C the standard in electronic devices in October, the European Union announced Dec. 27, 2024, as the deadline for companies like Apple to comply. The proposals to make USB-C a common standard by law date as far back as ten years.
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Ministers give final approval for mandatory USB-C in EU
In a statement by Jozef Síkela, the Czech Minister for Industry and Trade, the European Council gave its final approval to go ahead with an EU-wide USB-C charger directive.
In 2024, USB-C will become the industry standard for a wide range of electronic devices, encompassing phones, headphones, ... Read more
Universal charging ports for smartphones, tablets and laptops
New smartphones and tablets sold in the European Union must have a USB-C charging port from 2024 onwards. Laptops follow in the spring of 2026. Regulators can be authorized to take products without USB-C charging ports off the market.
The bill was presented by the European Commission in 2021 an... Read more
USB-C gets upgrade to 80 Gbps data rates
The USB Promoter Group, the standardization organization for USB, released the first details of USB4 version 2.0. The specification upgrades USB-C and allows data rates of up to 80 Gbps.
The initial specifications are a significant upgrade from the current standard. USB4 version 2.0 allows up to... Read more