Thanks to most of you for reinforcing my low opinion of most Europeans.
Has it occurred to any of you that if your fellow citizens didn’t want Apple products, including their cables, that they wouldn’t be buying them? You all seem think you have a right to tell them what they must buy. There is no strong case for government interference. Innovation is not being stifled, the environment isn’t being harmed, no one is suffering. Heaven forbid people have a CHOICE as to how to spend their money. You have a duty to save them from themselves, and tell them what to do, right?
You vent with outrage that Apple is ripping customers off. You do realize, I hope, that no one forces their customers to buy their products. No, forcing people to buy what someone else deems acceptable is YOUR objective.
No one is forcing you to buy Apple chargers and connectors. You can buy what you want. Show a little respect to your fellow citizens, and let them buy what they want as well. Maybe over time you can convince the world that you value freedom over fascism.
I will take all your down arrows with pride.