Pressure on Apple, advertising on Netflix and reception village at Tesla – The Essential news of the week

Between the covid which forces Tesla to transform its Gigafactory into a village, the European Union which does not want to hear about the Lightning cable or even Netflix which no longer knows how to stop the leak of its subscribers, the tech week has been dense.

An iPhone charging with a Lightning cable, soon to be a thing of the past? // Source: Andreas Haslinger, Unsplash

European Union adopts USB-C as standard

This is bad news for Apple. After many years of struggling not to adopt USB-C instead of its Lightning cable, the Apple brand will no doubt have to bend. European parliamentarians have agreed on the adoption of only USB-C as the charging standard.

Netflix will adopt advertising on its service

Thunderbolt on the video streaming market. Long reluctant, Netflix could soon accept the idea of ​​integrating advertising on its SVoD platform. To offset the loss of subscribers and bring in new ones, the Reed Hastings service would have the idea of ​​launching a cheaper package, but with advertising. A reflection already underway on the side of Disney +.

Tesla must bring its Chinese employees to live at the factory

Due to the resurgence of the Covid epidemic in China, a funny measure applies to Tesla’s Gigafactory if it wants to reopen. It will have to welcome, feed and house its employees 24 hours a day. But Elon Musk’s company is not the only one subject to this strange law.

The test of the week: Oppo Enco X2

With its Enco X2, Oppo offers rather complete wireless headphones in terms of functionality. Multipoint Bluetooth, aptX, wireless charging and even dual transducers are on the menu.

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