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  • Europe might ban Apple's lightning port with a new law

    Europe might ban Apple's lightning port with a new law

    Can you imagine the time we used to have 30 types of charging ports back in 2019? If they haven’t been reduced to only three types now which are USB Type-C, micro-USB, and Apple’s lightning port, our living room would be filled with God knows how many cables. For years, the European Commission has been pushing for a single charging method for mobile devices, even for Apple’s devices as well. Now, the commission is planning to propose a new law to unify the charging method in the countries.

  • USB announces new Audio Class 3.0 spec for phones…without a 3.5mm audio jack

    USB announces new Audio Class 3.0 spec for phones…without a 3.5mm audio jack

    Companies are slowly moving away from including the humble 3.5mm jack on their smartphones. We have a few companies already coming out with devices sans the jack - LeEco, Motorola and the most famous of all, Apple. Now the organization behind the USB standard has come up with a new guideline for a spec called USB Audio Class 3.0, which eliminates the need of having an audio jack in the smartphone altogether.