The China Syndrome

Law360 (January 24, 2011, 12:15 PM EST) -- Rumor has it that the next generation iPad will ditch Apple’s 30-pin connector in favor of a USB port. According to several industry and news reports, the reason for the purported change is the European Union’s preference for universal over proprietary connector ports.

As with any speculation regarding Apple’s products, no one will know the truth until Apple introduces iPad 2. But the mere fact that we treat the rumor as both credible and noncontroversial shows how we now accept that the EU may adopt antitrust...
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