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DougS Silver badge

@JeffyPoooh - micro USB charging socket

So if the EU had forced Apple to do that, how smart does that look in retrospect, now that micro USB is going to disappear on phones pretty soon in favor of USB-C? All those phones would be stuck with technology frozen in time until lawmakers were able to act and correct their mistake.

To think about it another way, what if lawmakers had required a 3.5" floppy in PCs? How many years after that became obsolete would it be before they'd dump that requirement? I'd guess maybe 2010 they might have finally acted.

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