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redditmudder t1_ir8zidx wrote

Or have no connector at all (i.e. wireless charging is still allowed).


WinterNL t1_ir9colm wrote

Would probably cause more issues than it solves. It's slower and horribly inefficient.

On top of that, wireless charging has already been explicitely mentioned as something that could also be standardised (this is from the directive itself): >It is also necessary to provide the basis for adaptation to any future scientific and technological progress or market developments, which will be continuously monitored by the Commission. In particular, the introduction of harmonisation of the charging interfaces and the charging communication protocols should in the future also be considered with respect to radio equipment that could be charged by any means other than wired charging, including charging by means of radio waves (wireless charging).


ProbablyInfamous t1_irbivnm wrote

>"Would probably cause more issues than it solves. [Wireless charging] is slower and horribly inefficient."

"Brilliant Work-Around to this silly little legal problem!"
—engineer F. T. R. Creep


MrTidels t1_ir9diav wrote

This is what I’m thinking. There’s a chance Apple may go entirely to wireless charging instead of going to usb c


FineAunts t1_ir9pcom wrote

Doesn't that charge super slow?


MrTidels t1_ir9v2o0 wrote

Maybe? Never used it myself. Cannot imagine it would be implemented as an option if it was slower than conventional charging though


FineAunts t1_ir9ytny wrote

Wireless charging on the iPhone is an option now and after some googling it "is still significantly slower than wired charging options."

Would be nice for some breakthrough to occur in the next two years but wireless charging had been around for 7+ years and not much has changed.


redditmudder t1_ir9htfk wrote

Why the downvotes?
This is almost certainly what is going to happen.