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In the news:
Zoomed in: Cook went for coffee with European Commissioner for the Internal Market
Apple, this is not so obvious, as the company has a long tradition of having its own products and devices that are not so compatible with those of its competitors. Under pressure from Europe, Cook changed tack for the new iPhone: the iPhone 15 waves goodbye to the Lightning port and now has the USB-C port that other smartphone brands use, eliminating the need for a separate cable for the iPhone.
- Tech companies need to open up their devices to competitor software and hardware, Breton reiterated after the meeting. "Whether it's electronic wallets, browsers or app stores, consumers using an iPhone should be able to take advantage of competing services from different providers," the Frenchman stated.
Cook, who did not comment on the meeting, will no doubt have defended
Apple's line: that Appleis building a rather closed ecosystem has to do with its focus on security and privacy.
Also on the agenda: as on a previous visit to
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