mjfe87 wrote: ramses wrote:
Apples response doesn't sound valid. Since when does an USB port need to be designed for audio?
USB only needs to be compliant to certain standards and it should support a couple of transport modes.
Are there international standards for computer ports? Do they specify a certain rate of continuous data transfer? And who enforces these standards?
Apple need to be held accountable but most audio users aren’t versed in international law, so it would help to understand the legal nature of the problem. This would lend weight to articles on the matter which should make Apple sit up and listen...
USB can only work if hardware and drivers are based on the specification.
Ok there are certain chipsets known that do not work well, see handbook in terms of ASMedia, ..
But this is another thing it doesn't mean that there can only be ports there for charging but not for devices, in particular Audio devices.
Even more ridiculous .. USB is designed as multi-purpose interface so that you can connect different devices: phones, Microphones, Harddisks, Audio Interfaces, Bluetooth Adaper, etc etc ...
So ... it's complete nonsense what Apple says. If a device has a USB2 or USB3 port, then the interface-specific properties (different transfer modes, speeds) must also be adhered to. There are no USB ports that are only for charging. There are also no USB ports for audio. Recording interfaces use certain transfer modes, which the standard USB interface has to bring with it. Probably this should not even be called USB2 or USB3.
But you would have to google yourself for more details, I don't have the time.
There are lawyers that are specialized on computer stuff btw ...
Not sure what your personal aim here is .. maybe you 1st talk with your dealer whats possible.
Maybe you can return or replace with an older working device, etc ...
It's most likely anyway not worth the time to go to court, as this might take much time, potentially also money and this might be different in every country, as every country has different laws.
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