USB but the connector is TRRS
@null hmmmm it exists
@null waiting for a smartphone that does this. they already probe the TRRS impedance to figure out what you’re plugging into it and whether it’s safe to output audio, so switching it to USB on demand would not be unthinkable
@null i mean if they’re going to be assholes about connectivity for no damn reason, might as well do it in style
@null it just doesn’t make any sense to remove connectors. 2.5mm trrs is literally smaller than usb-c. hell, might even have more than one!
@null i’m just slightly worried about the electrical implications of a connector that’s only halfway inserted, and whether off-the-shelf components can generally deal with that or need additional protection
@null i’m worried about it because you’ll experience the problem every time you insert or remove the connector
re apple: maybe they just assumed USB for TRRS and audio for TRS (two contacts shorted out)?
@rabcyr that literally exists and universal AC adapters generally include a connector for that
@rabcyr would rather abuse bnc or other locking connectors for that
(also i really like neutrik’s powercon connectors)
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