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The World’s First Reversible Micro-USB Cable Rivals the Invention of the Wheel

There was much griping when Apple replaced its old dock connectors with the reversible Lightning cable, but the wee connectors have made life infinitely easier for iOS users. So the MicFlip, the world’s first reversible micro-USB cable, promises to do the same for Android (and other smartphone) users. Read More >>

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One Universal Phone Charger to Rule Them all by 2017?

"For everything there is a season, for every phone its own separate charger," to...paraphrase Ecclesiastes 3:1. But, Apple's Lightning connector be-damned, that could all change in the coming years, as Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of a universal phone charger standard this week. Read More >>

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Micro-USB: One Thing the EU’s Got Right

It seems pretty fashionable to whine about the EU nowadays, but while it agricultural subsidies might need a little re-thinking, there's one thing it's done right for humanity: the forced adoption of micro-USB, the best thing to happen to smartphones in the last five years. Read More >>

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Reuters: Apple Shrinking iPhone Connector to 19-Pin Port

The idea of Apple ditching the current 30-pin iPhone connection in favour of something smaller has been floating around for some time. Now, Reuters is reporting that the next iPhone will feature a new, 19-pin connection. Read More >>

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New iPhone 5 Dock Connector Could Be a Modified Micro-USB Port

Here's an interesting theory: the new dock connector in Apple's new iPhone 2012 could be a 19-pin port that would actually be mechanically and electrically compatible with the micro-USB standard. I don't know what it would look like, but I love the idea. Read More >>

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If You’re European, Apple Now Lets You Charge Your iPhone via Micro USB

Now that the iPhone 4S has been shown off to borderline middling interest, Apple is quietly rolling out this little dongle that allows you to charge your phone via Micro USB. Too bad it's only in Europe (for now?). Read More >>