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The creator of the iPod and the Made for iPhone program, Tony Fadell, called Apple a monopoly, and the EU requirement to transfer the iPhone to USB-C is correct

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Former Apple Vice President Tony Fadell is the creator of the iPod, who was responsible for developing the original player. Fadell shared his thoughts on the European Union requirements for an iPhone with a USB-C connector. The engineer believes that this is the correct requirement, and also added that Apple is in a monopoly position.

The former Apple VP said he was not concerned about the EU forcing Apple and other smartphone makers to use USB-C as “they’re just forcing Apple to do the right thing.”

In another tweet, Fadell said that this requirement is only being made because Apple has a monopoly. The engineer believes that some regulation and standardization is needed in the interests of consumers, since companies are not always interested in doing “the right thing in the public interest.”

The creator of the iPod and the Made for iPhone program, Tony Fadell, called Apple a monopoly, and the EU requirement to transfer the iPhone to USB-C is correct

He also noted that getting Apple to change the iPhone’s connector based on the environmental argument is “much easier than a monopoly litigation.” Fadell then said that Apple doesn’t like third parties telling it what to do.

Readers in the comments pointed out that Apple is against USB-C because the company makes a lot of money from the MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) program for certified accessories. Fadell, who was behind the invention of the program, agreed with them.

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“This screen should be on all phones.” Reviews of Realme 10 Pro+ with ultra-thin bezel and 2160Hz PWM appear

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This screen should be on all phones Reviews of Realme

One of the first reviews of the Realme 10 Pro + smartphone has appeared on the Web, and the device really deserves attention.

This screen should be on all phones Reviews of Realme

The journalists of the Gizmochina resource most of all praise the new screen, arguing that this should be in every smartphone. Recall, the new Realme is equipped with a curved OLED display with a very narrow frame. But it is also one of the first devices on the market that supports PWM at a frequency of 2160 Hz. Thanks to this, the use of a smartphone should not cause discomfort for people who are sensitive to flicker.

Our colleagues also note a low weight of 180 g, but Realme achieved it quite simply: both the case frame and the back cover are made of plastic.

The performance of the smartphone is very high, as it has a new Dimensity 1080 SoC, which is slightly faster than the Dimensity 920.

As for the rest, the novelty has a decent 108-megapixel camera, a lot of memory, excellent autonomy and good software (Android 13 with Realme UI 4 shell).

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When iPhones with Apple charging will be banned: Europe sets a deadline for smartphones without USB Type-C

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When iPhones with Apple charging will be banned Europe sets

The final official deadline for when new phones sold in the European Union, including future iPhones, will be required to use USB Type-C for wired charging has become known: December 28, 2024.

When iPhones with Apple charging will be banned: Europe sets a deadline for smartphones without USB Type-C

The new EU USB-C law has just been officially published. We now know that the requirements will officially come into force in 20 days, and individual EU Member States will have a maximum of 24 months to implement them at the level of national legislation.

This is all more or less in line with previous policymakers’ predictions, but so far the exact date has remained uncertain given the number of stages each EU law must go through. When lawmakers reached initial agreement on the law in June, it was announced that it would apply from “autumn 2024,” but in October a press release said the rules would begin to apply “by the end of 2024.”

In addition to phones, the law also applies to devices such as tablets, digital cameras, headphones, and handheld game consoles. Laptops will eventually be covered as well, but not until April 2026.

Note that the new requirements only apply to devices that offer wired charging. That is, if Apple switches the iPhone to only a wireless charging method, then it will not be required to use USB-C instead of Lightning.

However, Apple has already confirmed that it is going to comply with the new rules. If Apple still decides to implement USB-C instead of Lightning, then without fail this should happen with the release of the new iPhones in 2025.

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120Hz, 64MP with OIS, 5000mAh, 120W for $300. iQOO Neo 7 SE unveiled – world’s first phone with SoC Dimensity 8200

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120Hz 64MP with OIS 5000mAh 120W for 300 iQOO Neo

Together with the iQOO 11 and iQOO 11 Pro flagships, iQOO launched the iQOO Neo 7 SE mid-range phone today. This is the world’s first model on the 4-nanometer SoC Dimensity 8200.

120Hz, 64MP with OIS, 5000mAh, 120W for $300.  iQOO Neo 7 SE unveiled - world's first phone with SoC Dimensity 8200

iQOO Neo 7 SE is not a small model: the device received an OLED display with a diagonal of 6.78 inches. The resolution is 2400 x 1080 pixels, the frame rate is 120 Hz. The front camera is with a 16-megapixel sensor. iQOO Neo 7 SE received a cooling system with an evaporation chamber with an area of ​​​​2396 mm2so it shouldn’t overheat.

120Hz, 64MP with OIS, 5000mAh, 120W for $300.  iQOO Neo 7 SE unveiled - world's first phone with SoC Dimensity 8200

120Hz, 64MP with OIS, 5000mAh, 120W for $300.  iQOO Neo 7 SE unveiled - world's first phone with SoC Dimensity 8200

The main camera has three sensors. The main one is a 64-megapixel Samsung S5KGW3. In the module with it, an optical image stabilization system is implemented. The other two sensors are 2-megapixel.

120Hz, 64MP with OIS, 5000mAh, 120W for $300.  iQOO Neo 7 SE unveiled - world's first phone with SoC Dimensity 8200

The battery capacity was 5000 mAh, the maximum charging power was 120 watts. Phone thickness – 8.58 mm, weight – 193 grams. The back panel of the phone is plastic.

120Hz, 64MP with OIS, 5000mAh, 120W for $300.  iQOO Neo 7 SE unveiled - world's first phone with SoC Dimensity 8200

In addition to all of the above, the device configuration has an NFC chip and an IR emitter. As for prices, they look like this: 8/128GB – $300, 8/256GB – $315, 12/256GB – $360, 16/256GB – $400, 12/512GB – $415.

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