Forced by the European Union to require a unified charger interface, iPhone may also need to change Type-C interface?
The latest news, according to Macrumors reports, Europe is considering forcing Apple to use the same standard Type-C interface. It is planning to unify the mobile phone chargers for Android and iPhone. Using the mainstream charger interface in the industry, previously using TYPE C for the Charging port, and successfully applied C TO lightting to complete the fast charge layout, but the EU does not agree with Apple ’s approach in the latest report, and the EU is considering taking measures at the legal level In a related briefing, the European Commission stated that "the use of a unified standard charging interface" was included in the law, and then forced some companies, including Apple, to enforce it. Although it has been rumored that the iPhone may also change the Type-C interface multiple times, It is the closest to reality. Sinodec Indstrial Co., ltd. Will pay close attention to the latest trends and provide customers with USB cable, USB type C charger cable, micro usb cable and various usb charger data cables.
At present, the mainstream mobile phone brands in Europe and the United States are mainly Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, MOTO, LG, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony Ericsson and other 15 brands. At present, except Apple, they have switched and adopted the TYPE C interface uniformly. The previous requirements of the unified mobile phone charger standard issued by the European Union mainly advocated that everyone cares for the earth, save resources, and do not generate too much electronic waste. This effect is conceivable. Enterprises must use profit as the main operation. This kind of environmental protection thing can only be hehe, not too much binding, not to mention our super boss also withdraw from the global climate agreement, and from the current point of view, the EU must unify the Android and iPhone mobile phone chargers, the most influential manufacturers are undoubtedly It is Apple. The charger for current smartphones is divided into the Lightning connector used by Apple and the microUSB or USB Type-C connector of the Android camp.
At this stage, in order to form differentiated competition, Apple's willingness and demand for unified products are not strong. And the unified interface is equivalent to smoothing out its differentiated quality characteristics, and as the ancestor of collecting copyright fees There are several major considerations for Apple's use of the Lightning connector alone. One is to differentiate other Android charger products for differentiation, and the other is to win profits in the aftermarket. After all, for Apple, its closed ecosystem of iPhone accessories market Profit is also a big piece of fat, and Apple's MFI certification is also for this purpose, that is, manufacturers must obtain an MFi certification authorization to produce accessories, and parts manufacturers that have not obtained Apple certification will be limited by certified chips. Apple has been Since then, a specific serial number has been assigned to these parts suppliers, and it contains specific certification chips. Third-party parts manufacturers must join the Apple MFi project, sign an agreement, and pay the MFi license fee. Apple has also obtained a high profit share. (20% ~ 25%). In recent years, Apple has made a lot of money in MFI certification. Apple can pass the MFI certification and Lightning interface to ensure that it controls the accessories market and harvest a lot of profits. However, if the charger interface is unified, it means a variety of Android charger will work on Apple products, which means that Apple will not be able to control the iPhone The profit of the charger accessories market) has harmed its huge interests. Although the charger interfaces between Android manufacturers are not unified, mainstream manufacturers have transitioned from microUSB to USB Type-C interfaces. Huawei , Samsung, half of the mobile phone brands have also joined the Type-C camp. For consumers, if you have two mobile phones, Android and iPhone, you need to bring multiple charging cables. Spend more money. If you use a unified charging interface, when consumers switch from one brand of mobile phone to another brand of mobile phone, there is no need to change the charger, which is good for consumers. There were users It is pointed out that the four USB-C interfaces on the MacBook Pro make it embarrassing to connect with the iPhone. To purchase extra converters, this tedious experience is not what users want, and the unified charging interface not only helps Reducing the cost of repeated purchases of charger accessories by consumers will also help reduce the environmental damage caused by abandoned chargers. From an environmental perspective, the EU The approach is actually commendable. For mobile phone manufacturers, the pursuit of maximizing business benefits, but ignoring the situation of electronic waste is getting more and more serious. I hope that the EU will be upset this time, and let Apple fall to the top. The land snake, only its own place to decide.
The reason why most manufacturers are willing to switch to the Type-C interface is not known before, because it has many benefits. One is that it solves the problem of both positive and negative insertion. On the other hand, It is the Type-C interface that can achieve faster charging and fast transmission. It can provide charging with a larger current of up to 100W, achieve the fastest transmission speed of 10Gbits / s, and also provide audio transmission. In addition, it is suitable for image frames. The degree of damage during output is low. Once again, the Type-C interface has strong scalability. It not only has charging and data transmission functions, but also supports audio and video transmission functions. For example, Type-C can transmit audio and video signals and expand a variety of audio and video. The output interface includes HDMI, DVI, VGA interfaces, and even can achieve the expansion of 4K resolution. Finally, there is a wide range of USB-C applications, which can be used in smart phones, PC / tablet, TV, wearable, car, home, etc. Field, these advantages Apple will not turn a blind eye, after all, when using the iPhone to charge or transfer data, you cannot replace the more universal USB data cable, resulting in