USB Developers Oppose Single Smartphone Connector

USB-IF has criticized plans to introduce a single smartphone connector

The introduction of a single smartphone port will slow down technical progress. This was highlighted by Jeffrey Ravencraft, Chief Operating Officer of USB-IF, whose statement is available on the European Commission's website.

Ravencraft has responded to the European Commission's plans to introduce a single connector for smartphones by choosing USB-C as it. A representative from an organization that develops and maintains the USB specification criticized the EC and opposed plans to implement a common standard. According to Jeffrey Ravencraft, the definition of a single standard will cause problems with compatibility and functionality, as well as confusion and controversy.

The specialist drew attention to the fact that the EC is considering for implementation the standards EN IEC 6280-1-3: 2021 and EN IEC 6280-1-2: 2021, which are now obsolete. So, in May, USB-IF experts revised the current specifications of the standard, adding Power Delivery technology to them, which provides charging with a power of up to 240 watts. The standards adopted by European Commission officials, according to Ravencraft, provide for charging with a capacity of up to 15 watts.

A USB-IF spokesman also expressed concern that fixed standards could slow down technical progress, since current developments are unlikely to be adopted in the short term. … The EU Commission presented a directive regarding the USB standard in September.

At the end of November, sources at Apple said that the upcoming iPhone will receive a USB-C connector instead of Lightning. Insiders also recalled that the European Commission has long been calling on the American company to transfer its smartphones to a new connector.



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