Is this just fantasy? Queen’s Brian May hates Apple’s USB-C cables

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Brian May is speaking up for USB-C haters everywhere.
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It may sound like a crazy Mad Lib, but it’s not: Queen guitarist Brian May really has taken to Instagram to pen a lengthy rant about Apple’s UBC-C connector.

May dramatically declares that “This is one of the reasons my love for Apple is turning to hatred.” And, from the look of the comments, it seems that quite a few people agree with him.

 

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This is one of the reasons my love for Apple is turning to hatred. Now we’re forced into using these damn USB-C connectors for everything. It means we have to carry around a bagful of pesky adaptors, we have to throw away ALL our old charging leads, and spend tons of money on new ones, and if something tugs in the wire it does NOT harmlessly fall out like the Mag-Safe plugs we all got so used to (genius). And if one of these things is plugged into the left hand side and we roll the computer to the left to insert in into the right hand side – THIS happens. A bent USB-C connector which is instantly useless. So we spend more and more money replacing the horrible things. I recently also found out how little Apple Help cares if you run into problems – all they want to do is sell you more stuff. All in all – Apple has become an an entirely selfish monster. But they have us enslaved. It’s hard to find a way out. Anybody out there have the same feeling ? Bri

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“Now we’re forced into using these damn USB-C connectors for everything,” May writes in a post, accompanied by a picture of a bent USB-C cable.

“It means we have to carry around a bagful of pesky adaptors, we have to throw away ALL our old charging leads, and spend tons of money on new ones, and if something tugs in the wire it does NOT harmlessly fall out like the Mag-Safe plugs we all got so used to (genius). And if one of these things is plugged into the left hand side and we roll the computer to the left to insert in into the right hand side – THIS happens. A bent USB-C connector which is instantly useless. So we spend more and more money replacing the horrible things. I recently also found out how little Apple Help cares if you run into problems – all they want to do is sell you more stuff. All in all – Apple has become an an entirely selfish monster. But they have us enslaved. It’s hard to find a way out.”

Apple has frequently scored high approval ratings for its customer service over the year. However, there’s no doubt that its decision to change ports or drop certain standards has infuriated a subset of fans. From the sound of things, May is among them.

This isn’t the first time a rock star has blasted Apple. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Oasis’ Noel Gallagher have also taken shots at the Cupertino giant in the past, although those have been somewhat more music-focused in nature.

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