Even billionaires don’t like buying extra Apple cables


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The object of his ire, the iPad Pro's USB-C port.
Photo: Viktor Kádár

Billionaires are just like the rest of us: they put their pants on one leg at a time and rage when Apple changes charging ports on its devices.

Anand Mahindra, CEO of Mahindra Group, aired his beef on Twitter with having to carry different chargers for his iPhone and new iPad Pro.

Mahindra must have glossed over the tiny detail about Apple dropping the Lightning port in favor of charging the new iPad Pro via USB-C. It’s not clear from his tweet whether he found out the hard way, taking only one charger for all of his devices on a business trip.

He may also be the richest person ever to complain about Apple making changes to boost sales.

Anand Mahindra
Sound familiar?
Screen shot: Anand Mahindra/Twitter

Over the years, Apple has been as frustrating as it is innovative, especially when it comes to changing chargers on its devices. This is especially true for the iPhone, though MacBook Pro users cried out when Apple dropped the MagSafe connector.

MacBook users were upset with the change to USB-C because Apple eliminated all other ports, forcing users to buy dongles and adaptors to plug in peripheral devices.

If the rumor proves true, the 2019 iPhone lineup is said to be dropping the Lightning port in favor of the USB-C, which should lighten Mahindra’s carry.

Source: iPhone Hacks