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    Curious, did that standard only apply to data connectivity and power charging to phones? I ask because in the case of tablets, there were a good number (looking at at Samsung and Motorola) that used something other than micro USB for those purposes.


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    This is true but the reason tablets use different connectors is because the have to have more voltage to charge them. Only the smaller tablets can use the micro. At least this is what I read regarding the transformer prime charge cable.

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    Apple still wins money though.

    Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things.

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    Are you speaking of the billion dollar settlement?

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    And as for Nokia suing HTC. Screw Nokia for being a dumbass. All of these patent disputes are for the scum patent trolls. All these companies need to let it go. But Apple proved they want to continue to play the legal game when they walked out in the Motorola case. That showed their true colors.

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    Reading that Foss article, it makes it seem like Nokia was about to win against Apple with regards to the iOS App Store (same thing with the Google Play Store) but Apple decided to pay up and settle before the judge gave a ruling.



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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    This is true but the reason tablets use different connectors is because the have to have more voltage to charge them. Only the smaller tablets can use the micro. At least this is what I read regarding the transformer prime charge cable.

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    What voltage do they need?

    More than 2.1A?

    10W?

    I wonder if micro USB has a limit.



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    Talk about going backwards. Have you heard of bluetooth? Plugging in your phone is old school and not where anything is headed. This was not a good argument. But again if it was going in this direction one would have to ask why did apple vote for micro usb to be the new standard?

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    Bluetooth offers mediocre audio quality, especially for speaker systems. It is not a replacement for a hard connection yet. (I find it interesting you didn't actually respond to the points about microUSB being an inferior standard)

    They voted for microUSB because their solution is proprietary, but still compatible with a microUSB adapter. They had nothing to lose by approving of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    This is true but the reason tablets use different connectors is because the have to have more voltage to charge them. Only the smaller tablets can use the micro. At least this is what I read regarding the transformer prime charge cable.

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    Lame argument. It's also why apple chose lightning. It is not limited like microUSB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Talk about going backwards. Have you heard of bluetooth? Plugging in your phone is old school and not where anything is headed. This was not a good argument. But again if it was going in this direction one would have to ask why did apple vote for micro usb to be the new standard?

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    I agree here. Apple shouldn't have even been a part of the discussions to set micro USB as a standard if they weren't going to make a switch to the same micro USB connectors that everyone else uses.

    That said, you bring up wireless solutions as the current and future. To me, that reads as "it doesn't really matter if the cable changes because you can do a lot wirelessly now".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    What voltage do they need?

    More than 2.1A?

    10W?

    I wonder if micro USB has a limit.

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    I'm really not sure. Could have been bs. But the Nexus 7 is the first tablet I've seen using micro usb. There maybe more. But apparently larger batteries take longer to charge if the use micro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHBThree View Post
    Lame argument. It's also why apple chose lightning. It is not limited like microUSB.
    I would like to clarify that I am not arguing or trying to justify anything. If micro usb can be used on a tablet then they should use it. I'm just repeating what I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    I agree here. Apple shouldn't have even been a part of the discussions to set micro USB as a standard if they weren't going to make a switch to the same micro USB connectors that everyone else uses.

    That said, you bring up wireless solutions as the current and future. To me, that reads as "it doesn't really matter if the cable changes because you can do a lot wirelessly now".

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    I think the topic went off track. My entire point regarding the cable was due to the fact that now all the pre lighting cable people who have purchased accessories can't use them with their iphone 5's. So unless they keep their old phones those items have no value. If Apple switched to micro usb on the iPhone 4 or 4s then people would have gotten much better value out of their accessories. Imagine if you had to buy a adapter for your lamps in your house. All the other lamp makers use one type of plug but one decides to not use that an make a totally different one even though they said the regular one was good. Makes no sense.

    And I might add that if the lightening cable is so much better then Apple should have brought that to the table as a new standard that everyone could decide on and adapt to. If the lightening cable can charge a tablet then it would better the industry. But they chose to fragment it. Not to mention all the wasted iphone 4 cables that will be in the land fills within a year or 2.

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    I think the topic went off track.
    This entire thread is off track. lol.

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    My entire point regarding the cable was due to the fact that now all the pre lighting cable people who have purchased accessories can't use them with their iphone 5's. So unless they keep their old phones those items have no value. If Apple switched to micro usb on the iPhone 4 or 4s then people would have gotten much better value out of their accessories. Imagine if you had to buy a adapter for your lamps in your house. All the other lamp makers use one type of plug but one decides to not use that an make a totally different one even though they said the regular one was good. Makes no sense.
    If Apple switched to micro USB on the 4, accessories for the original and 3G would be obsolete.

    Apple got ten years out of their 30-pin connector. That's a lot of time.

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    And I might add that if the lightening cable is so much better then Apple should have brought that to the table as a new standard that everyone could decide on and adapt to. If the lightening cable can charge a tablet then it would better the industry. But they chose to fragment it. Not to mention all the wasted iphone 4 cables that will be in the land fills within a year or 2.

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    The Apple 30-pin worked with their iPads through the third generation iPad.

    And with regards to waste, this is no different than when Samsung had many different cables, Motorola had their proprietary cables and dabbled with mini USB for a time, LG had multiple as well.

    They're all obsolete now.

    I used to work in the mobile space, games and apps, long before smartphones exploded. Every year, we were recycling obsolete cables by the waste bin.

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    This entire thread is off track. lol.

    If Apple switched to micro USB on the 4, accessories for the original and 3G would be obsolete.

    Apple got ten years out of their 30-pin connector. That's a lot of time.

    The Apple 30-pin worked with their iPads through the third generation iPad.

    And with regards to waste, this is no different than when Samsung had many different cables, Motorola had their proprietary cables and dabbled with mini USB for a time, LG had multiple as well.

    They're all obsolete now.

    I used to work in the mobile space, games and apps, long before smartphones exploded. Every year, we were recycling obsolete cables by the waste bin.

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    Ya this thread is off track. Slendertroll and I were having a great time until you guys showed up. Lol. Jk.

    Okay my point is exactly what you are pointing out. Everyone has had the cable problem. That is why they tried to make a standardized connector. The 3GS accessories would have been obsolete but there were not nearly as many accessories until after the ip4. If Apple followed the standard then everyone would be in a harmonious situation. I am willing to give them the 30 pin regardless. It was a good connector. I have my problem with the lightening cable and how it is perpetuating waste. I don't think HTC is even shipping a cable with their phones now as they know everyone has one already. It cuts cost and tech waste.

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    Bluetooth offers mediocre audio quality, especially for speaker systems. It is not a replacement for a hard connection yet. (I find it interesting you didn't actually respond to the points about microUSB being an inferior standard)

    They voted for microUSB because their solution is proprietary, but still compatible with a microUSB adapter. They had nothing to lose by approving of it.
    Bluetooth works fine for regular use. You can still plug in a headphone aux if you want to go plugged in. I spent some time buying some portable speakers as gifts this week and everyone in best buy was talking about bluetooth support. That's what people want.

    I did make a comment about the inferior micro usb (which I have not confirmed) in reference to on of Ry's comments. I said if it is offering something better over micro usb then Apple should have brought that to the table as a new standard so everyone could vote to maintain the standard. This only continues to prove that they don't have their customers best interests at heart. Instead they only play with themselves. They are the selfish spoiled kid on the playground.

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    http://www.wired.com/business/2012/12/ios-vs-android/

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    Slow and steady wins the race.

    I also don;t agree that people have the fear about buying apps on Android and "trust" apple to give good apps. There is no risk with Android as you can always get a refund for the app if you don't like it. Not to knock the quality apps that are on the App store because they do have lots of great apps, but Android had a 2 year game to catch up. WE are now approaching that time. Personally I also think the revenue difference is mainly because there are a lot more free apps on Android.
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    Next thing you know we won't be able to eat apples. Or apple will be suing us for raking leaves in our yards.

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    Are you speaking of the billion dollar settlement?

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    Koh's made no ruling on the jury's recommendation of $1.05 billion. Apple wants it increased by about $500 million. Samsung wants it reduced by about $600 million. Either way, it looks like Samsung's going to have to pay up and take a loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbrad17 View Post
    Slow and steady wins the race.

    I also don;t agree that people have the fear about buying apps on Android and "trust" apple to give good apps. There is no risk with Android as you can always get a refund for the app if you don't like it. Not to knock the quality apps that are on the App store because they do have lots of great apps, but Android had a 2 year game to catch up. WE are now approaching that time. Personally I also think the revenue difference is mainly because there are a lot more free apps on Android.
    I agree that we are approaching that time.

    We're not there yet, especially with tablets.

    I'll believe it when news like this isn't news.
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    Bluetooth works fine for regular use. You can still plug in a headphone aux if you want to go plugged in. I spent some time buying some portable speakers as gifts this week and everyone in best buy was talking about bluetooth support. That's what people want.

    I did make a comment about the inferior micro usb (which I have not confirmed) in reference to on of Ry's comments. I said if it is offering something better over micro usb then Apple should have brought that to the table as a new standard so everyone could vote to maintain the standard. This only continues to prove that they don't have their customers best interests at heart. Instead they only play with themselves. They are the selfish spoiled kid on the playground.

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    Koh's made no ruling on the jury's recommendation of $1.05 billion. Apple wants it increased by about $500 million. Samsung wants it reduced by about $600 million. Either way, it looks like Samsung's going to have to pay up and take a loss.
    My terminology was messed up. I know no one has paid anything. Was just wondering if this was the case you were referring to.

    I'd be very surprised if Samsung ends up paying anything. That jury was messed up. There are so many things that were off that samsung will probably tie things up for so long that inflation will supercede any penalty. But let's not beat this dead horse.

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    They did not choose microusb because it is inferior, period.
    I think we already established that yet you keep missing my point which is... If a lightening connector was better then why did Apple agree to make micro usb the standard?

    They either willingly deceived their competitors or ya... that.

    And I'm okay with that if this is in fact what they did. But if this is true then they should not be involved in future discussion because they don't have the common good of the industry at heart.

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    I'd be very surprised if Samsung ends up paying anything. That jury was messed up. There are so many things that were off that samsung will probably tie things up for so long that inflation will supercede any penalty. But let's not beat this dead horse.

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    It's pretty common for courts to add interest to the judgment amount from the date of the judgment until the date it is ultimately paid. So, if after Samsung exhausts its appeals and it is determined that Samsung still must pay damages, the amount would be increased using an interest rate set by the court to account for the passage of time.

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