The European Commission surprised iPhone users in September 2021 when it announced plans to force device manufacturers to incorporate a USB-C charging port. The commission said the plan to adopt a USB-C port for physical charging was a move to reduce e-waste. Apple didn’t welcome this announcement. For the longest time, Apple has avoided adding a USB-C port to the iPhone but has added it to many iPads and MacBooks. The company says that switching to USB-C is bad for the environment because it will make millions of lightning accessories obsolete.
Let’s start by taking a minute to think about all of the things we use our phones for. If you’re like most people, your phone is probably connected at a minimum to your email, your social media accounts, your browser, your photos, and your text messages. Depending on other factors, it might also be connected to online dating apps, personal messages between you and loved ones, other messaging apps, all of your contacts…. And those are just the things that spring immediately to mind.
Today, Xiaomi launched its latest flagships, Xiaomi 12 Series, in Mainland China. Starting from this series, Xiaomi series flagships will now feature models available in two sizes. Powered by the latest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1, Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro feature industry-leading DisplayMate A+ OLED displays and powerful imaging capabilities. Today also marked the launch of MIUI 13 with new advancements in connectivity, and additions to Xiaomi’s AIoT portfolio.
As HQ hits midnight, I think “This is the day, the long-awaited day”.
Looking back at the past 8 years – between all the products and launches – we wonder what remains the strongest call for us, the Community, staff and users alike, to stay as passionate and excited as day one.