Someone made a USB-C iPhone

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Someone made a USB-C iPhone

On his YouTube channel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology student Ken Pillonel teased an iPhone X with a USB-C port, promising a full video later on how it was done. In an earlier video, he also explained how he reverse-engineered the Lightning connector, pulling out an integrated circuit from a third-party cable and hooking it all up to a USB-C connector. Yes, this is not something most of us should attempt.

— Mat Smith

It said the company ‘willfully breached’ its Play Store developer agreement.

Google countersues Epic Games for sidestepping fees on in-app purchases

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  • Years ago, I wrote this piece about how I really wanted the iPhone to adopt USB-C and retire its Lightning connector. This was just after the advent of the company’s first iPhone Pro models with pro level features, like surgical-grade stainless steel.

  • It’s certainly possible for Apple to do the same, given the iPad Pro and new mini have USB-C ports. Europe recently proposed USB-C charging as standard for all phones and electronic devices — which may speed up Apple’s adoption.

Google has countersued Epic Games over in-app purchases on Fortnite, saying it “willfully breached” its Play Store developer agreement. Epic originally sued Google in August, shortly after it filed a complaint against, and was countersued by, Apple. “Epic has alternatively been unjustly enriched at Google’s expense,” the company said in its complaint.

In case you forgot, Epic sued Google when it removed Fortnite from its Play Store after a Mega Drop update gave players a way to bypass Play and get discounted items.

Apple will maintain a second fall product occasion on October 18th at 1 PM ET. The invitation for the digital Unleashed presentation would not present many clues, however we’re anticipating to see 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros, powered by souped-up M1X processors. Apple may additionally introduce third-generation ‘fundamental’ AirPods — headphones we thought we’d see on the iPhone simply months in the past.