Hated one way or another: Notches & Co. | #PNWeekly 298

On this week’s show: Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple and Acer have new hardware, Facebook has newly-revealed problems around the same old concerns and notches, people, notches, what more do you want?

“Made for Google” accessory licensing said to debut with new hardware

We may see new third-party accessories — especially USB-C accessories — follow a new guideline that will be set by Google shortly.

iPhone 8 may not support wireless charging at 15W

Apple’s newest iPhones may just want to charge slowly, whether via pure Lightning, USB-C or, in this case, Qi wireless charging.

KGI: iPhone 8 keeps Lightning, but utilizes USB-C cable, fast charging

Analyst Ming-chi Kuo claims that Apple is interested in getting USB Power Delivery spec for faster iPhone charging through a USB-C-to-Lightning cable.

Bendable Samsung Phones and Apple’s Made for iPhone Proprietary Connector | #PNWeekly 239

Apple and Samsung topics abound, but what takes up the bulk of our podcast this week is an unlikely discussion stemming from an HTC device.

“Made for iPhone” accessories will support Ultra Accessory Connector, a non-USB camera port

“Made For iPhone” accessory manufacturers may now support a proprietary Apple port. The shape may not be proprietary, but the pinout will be.

Apple to open new possibilities for third-party Lightning accessories

Learn more about Apple’s new plan to extend its “Made for iPhone/iPad” protocol to third-party accessory makers around the world.