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post #41 of 73
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post
It isnt all that much smaller, but its a lot more fragile.
The reason is that with Mini-USB the connector in the device broke before the cable did. With Micro-USB the cable breaks first.

Which would you rather, replace a $5 cable or a $200 device when the connector breaks.
post #42 of 73
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Because having a standard is unnecesary and doesn't help anyone. It's pointless regulation.

A self-adopted standard is different though.

Plus Micro USB sucks, miniUSB is more common and better.
Having a standard isn't a bad thing at all. It means no more of this "oh have you got a Nokia charger? No I've only got a Sony charger, crap" kind of thing.

I don't think it's a regulation, either, is it? Seems like they've all volunteered for it.

I'm just glad Apple are stopping the use of their POS charger. Hopefully, thye won't be able to pull any of that USB stuff from last year.
    
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I still highly doubt Apple will change, their 30 pin setup is almost 10 years old. This is what will happen for that.
A. They will offer then iphone in Europe but will give you adapters.
B. They will stop selling the iphone in Europe period.
post #44 of 73
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Having a standard isn't a bad thing at all. It means no more of this "oh have you got a Nokia charger? No I've only got a Sony charger, crap" kind of thing.

I don't think it's a regulation, either, is it? Seems like they've all volunteered for it.

I'm just glad Apple are stopping the use of their POS charger. Hopefully, thye won't be able to pull any of that USB stuff from last year.
Indeed. It's very frustrating to get a new phone and realize that you can't use the ten chargers you already have--you have to spend $39.95 on a NEW car charger, and a NEW secondary charger to carry in your suitcase, and a NEW data transfer cable.
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Indeed. It's very frustrating to get a new phone and realize that you can't use the ten chargers you already have--you have to spend $39.95 on a NEW car charger, and a NEW secondary charger to carry in your suitcase, and a NEW data transfer cable.
Oh yeah, when my GF broke her Vivaz I immediately stole her USB lead and was like "ha! Free spare!"
    
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post #46 of 73
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I still highly doubt Apple will change, their 30 pin setup is almost 10 years old. This is what will happen for that.
A. They will offer then iphone in Europe but will give you adapters.
B. They will stop selling the iphone in Europe period.
Steve Jobs ego is big but not so big he will let it get in the way of selling phones in europe.

sure they might start seling adapters to idontreallycare but why? theres no real point in building up cost just to have it your way.
 
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post #47 of 73
I think this is a very good idea. Standardizing it to micro b usb means that no longer will I forget my charger and be stuck with people who have different phone inputs. Lol.

Edit. I have personally seen a decline in mini USB. My old blackberry used it and they were everywhere for a while bit only on older tech, like old cameras, sat nav, etc. ATM I find micro b usb's everywhere. All my mates homes charge off them, as does my new camera and new sat nav

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post #48 of 73
micro is made out of paper
i accidentally snapped off the head on one of my cables

mini usb is better managed to bend it back into place
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my cell is micro USB. it sucks. I much prefer mini usb
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post #50 of 73
They should have done this long ago. I can't help but remember that time in agony, where even 2 phones from the same company would often have incompatible adapters.

Or when I went to a festival 2 years ago. There was this stand specially for charging cellphones, with like 40 different adapters. My Samsung didn't fit on any of the 4 different Samsung adapters it had
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