India follows EU and demands USB-C charging port on smartphones
By March 2025, all smartphones and other mobile devices offered in India must include a USB-C charging connector as standard.
That comes three months after Europe announced a similar deadline, voting in October to mandate USB-C charging connections in almost all electronics sold in the... 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
Logitech launches its first-ever mechanical keyboard for Mac
Logitech launches its first mechanical keyboard optimized for Mac. The MX Mechanical Mini comes with Mac-specific keycaps and lighter colours.
As the MX Mechanical Mini's name implies, it's a smaller and tweaked edition of an earlier mechanical keyboard released by Logitech at the beginning of 2... 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
Apple to finally ditch the lightning port for USB-C in 2023, Kuo Reveals
Apple Inc. is rumored to finally switch from lightning port to USB-C, starting in its iPhone 15, probably by the second half of 2023.
As per analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is finally set to ditch its exclusive lightning port for USB-C. The esteemed Apple analyst Kuo on Twitter revealed that accordi... Read more
EU wants Apple to adopt standardized iPhone charging system by 2024
The new rules will also apply to iPads and other Apple devices. Apple needs to dump the Lightning-port and switch to USB Type C. All manufacturers also need to switch to an interoperable fast-charging standard.
This week the European Commission plans to present a legislative proposal to force m... Read more
USB4 enables data rates of 40 Gbps
The USB Promoter Group has given its approval to USB4. This is a new USB standard that enables data transfer rates of up to 40 gigabits per second. The current standard is USB 3.2 and supports up to 20 gigabit per second. The USB Promoter Group embraces the Apple and Intel Thunderbolt 3 standard, al... Read more