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USB-C: All Phones will be forced to switch to one unique USB-C by 2024.

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For several years consumers have requested one unique port USB-C for all their electronics especially on phones, tablets, and other portable devices from various companies and brands but in reality, this hasn’t been resolve.

iOS and Android users have complained about the use of different chargers for their phones. AS all known, the iPhone is charged from a Lightning cable while Android-based devices are charged using USB-C connectors.

This hustle of different chargers for consumer electronics costs a lot of burden on the final consumer. For instance, the user of two phones being iPhone and Samsung is forced to use two separate chargers.

THE ACTION.

The European Commission has presented legislation that would compel all consumer electronics to use one standard USB-C port. This proposal would require a harmonized charging standard, which would apply to Phones, Tablets, Headphones, and Cameras.

As a matter of fact, this proposal will affect Apple as it is the only company still relying on proprietary smartphone charging standards (Lightning).

The positive impact of this proposal will be the cutting down of cost and reduction of e-waste as all manufactures will be required to stop providing a charging brick.

Most companies have already begun this exercise. 

The European Commission hopes that this will occur in 2022. From that point, companies will have two years to transition to USB-C on their devices.

PREVIOUS ACTION.

European Commission failed to finalized the regulation back in 2018.

In 2019, a European Commission impact assessment study found that half of all charging cables sold with mobile phones had a USB micro-B connector, 29 percent had a USB-C connector, and 21 percent had a Lightning connector.

However, the iPhone maker is not happy about the development. The company is resisting by claiming that the legislation would stifle innovation.

“We remain concerned that strict regulation mandating just one type of connector stifles innovation rather than encouraging it, which in turn will harm consumers in Europe and around the world,” the company said in a statement.

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If such a proposal is legally enforce to prompt Apple to change to USB-C, then one can expect the rumour of a portless iPhone to come with a wireless MagSafe charger.

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iOS 16  is  Compatible with only these devices.

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Apple annual hardware and software event is around the corner. As expected new hardware device and software update will be announced. 

The software announcements is expected to feature the following software updates from the iOS, watchOS, ipadOS and macOS.  The iOS 16 updates come with some unique and easy customizable features to user in the apple ecosystem. Despite all this, not all devices will receive such updates. 

Usually these upgrade in software also requires certain kind of hardware to bring its full feature functionality to the users. And in times like this, the old devices are sacrifice to outdoor the future updates of the software. Apple in particular is known for providing a longer software support for its devices. For instance the iPhone 5s received software support for for six years before finally given up the ghost. iPhone 6s and 6s plus users has also enjoyed a longer software support on these devices from iOS 9 til iOS 15.

Can iPhone 7 Get iOS 16?

Before apple annual WWDC event ,  most users anticipated that Apple will drop support for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus models and probably give the iPhone 7 and 7plus an additional one year software support update, unfortunately the opposite has just happened as apple has dropped support for the iPhone 6s ,iPhone6s plus, iPhone7 and iPhone 7plus models.

The iPhone 7 and 7plus model is still a great device. It uses  Apple A10 Fusion 64-bit system-on-chip, which consists of two low-power cores and two high-power cores (only two cores are used at any point in time). 

The A10 chip also features a hexa-core graphics chip capable of “console-level gaming. 

The same chip is featured in the sixth generation iPad, seventh generation iPad, and seventh generation iPod Touch.

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iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.

What iPhones can get iOS 16?

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

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SIM card re-registration extended to September 30, 2022.

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The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced an extension to the deadline for the

SIM re-registration exercise to September 2022.

According to the minister, the extension had become necessary due to the various challenges registrants are facing to complete the exercise. One major factor can be attributable the issue or acquisition of their national identification cards.

This has led to several calls on the government and the ministry to extend the exercise to September 30.


“Upon consultation, Government has decided to grant a final conditional extension. The programme will be extended to September 30 to end on the anniversary of its commencement, that will give us one full year of SIM re-registration,” the minister stated.

“It will be reviewed at the end of this month [July] and any SIM that has not been fully registered by the end of August will be barred from certain services including voice and data. It will also be more expensive to use unregistered SIMs,” she added.

The full range of punitive measures, the Minister noted will be announced at another press briefing which will be held in September this year.

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Will Your iPhone Receive iOS 16 update? check the requirement.

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Apple usual annual Developers Conference (WWDC22) has just ended and the annual software preview has been launched. The event was overhauled with software updates from the iOS, watchOS, ipadOS to macOS. These upgrade in software also requires certain kind of hardware to bring its full feature functionality to the users. And in times like this, the old devices are sacrifice to outdoor the future updates of the software. Apple in particular is know for providing a longer software support for it devices. for instance the iPhone 5s received software support for for six years before finally given up the ghost. iPhone 6s and 6s plus users has also enjoyed a longer software support on these devices.

With the released of iOS16 most users anticipated that Apple will drop support for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus models and probably give the iPhone 7 and 7plus an additional one year software support update, unfortunately the opposite has just happened as apple has dropped support for the iPhone 6 ,iPhone6s plus, iPhone7 and iPhone 7plus models.

below are the iPhone models that will receive ios 16 software updates.

iOS 16 is compatible with these devices.

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

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