oh god we are on THIS timeline fuck
Like USB-C -> Lightining -> Dock Connector &
Thunderbolt 3 -> Thunderbolt 2 -> FireWire -> ADB
@kkarhan lightning was a vast improvement over everything else available and i'm glad they did it and i'm glad they stuck with it. also i'm fairly certain that apple invented usb-c and put it through the usb-if so it wouldn't be associated with them and would become universal. it's basically just like lightning v2.
No, #Lightning was a proprietary bullshit solution and #Apple's #licensing as well as poor quality of it's cables and the tendency for said contacts to corrode made it worse than if they had just chosen to make a miniature version of #MagSafe with USB 2.0 in it.
Also no, Apple didn't invent #USBc and with their bs connector actively stifled it's adoption.
Stop excusing a corporations bad choices because to them you are worth less then the revenue you make them.
@sneak Even if we think that #Apple actually made an innovation with #Lightning, their shit quality cables that flake easily as they neither use BFR & PVC but also refuse to use Kevlar as sheath makes them bad.
@kkarhan the amount of money apple makes from lightning is irrelevant to apple. it's purely about improving the UX of the phone over the 30 pin dock connector and micro/mini-usb. obviously.
They could've adopted #Qi+ as charging standard but chose not to.
They could've chosen to make a connector like with the #iPad's Keyboard Covers, but chose not to.
@kkarhan you are applying your bias, and it's only negatively affecting you. apple doesn't work with other manufacturers because they're slow and because of the osborne effect, obviously. iphones have become more repairable over time, you may note...
mfi licensing doesn't really make any significant money for apple. would you agree that it's not fleecing if that is true?
But then again: #Apple fans would likely find justifications for a #Paywalled shutdown fnction just as Apple fans find justifications for every #AntiRepair - Assholeism Apple pulled.
I mean, I do acknowledge the good things they do, and people who code for a living like @fuchsiii love the enormous battery runtime and sleek integration.
It's why "Premium" Apps are mostly offered for #macOS & #iOS as there are about a dozen devices to be supported at any given time compared to an absurd amount of them for #Android, #Windows and #Linux.
But for his company that's just a business expense...
@kkarhan @sneak True. I was always a wary creature so none apply. The one smart thing Apple did was tap into the demographic who are ok paying through the nose for boasting rights. It reminds me of the days when people were boasting about how many "jewels" they had in their watches.
That was probably vendor lock too, of some kind, although we didn't know enough to call it. Then digital watches arrived.
Cuz unlike in the days of #ADB there are existing standards and working groups - but Apple chooses not to participate in those unless they get to decide stuff like in #AIM. #RochstarConsortium and as #MPEG-LA member...
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