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Sun Oct 30, 2016, 02:35 PM

Once again, Apple's new design won't accommodate your old cords

Not everyone was happy when Apple removed the headphone jack from its new line of iPhones, forcing customers to go wireless or use an adapter.

And, unsurprisingly, not everyone was happy Thursday when owners of Apple’s new iPhones realized they won’t be able to charge them using the latest MacBook Pro models without using a different adapter.

The revelation came as the tech giant unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops featuring a touch-sensitive bar atop the keyboard. But it was the USB ports — or lack thereof — that were the center of attention for some users.

The iPhone 7 will no longer plug directly into Apple’s premier laptops because the smartphone comes with a Lightning cable that fits into a standard USB port. The new laptops use different USB-C ports — and they don’t ship with cords that match an iPhone.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-apple-cords-20161028-story.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 02:40 PM

1. "New phone can't fit the old charger. This is your hero?"

 



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Wed Nov 2, 2016, 10:49 PM

4. Sigh/ugh

I love Apple products as much as anyone here, having used them for over eight years now.

That being said, these marketing geniuses really need to get it through their heads that stunts like these really diminish the Apple brand.

People should not have to go out and spend a bunch of money on new cords, adapters, dongles, etc every couple years. Apple can have the greatest operating system on Earth but it doesn't mean squat if no one wants to buy their machines anymore because it requires spending a large amount of money on the newest version of the accessories to plug in to the system.

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