Even rock stars have tech gripes.
Famed musician Brian May, who co-founded the band Queen in 1970, published a long, detailed complaint about Apple USB-C connectors to his Instagram account on Wednesday. And just as with his music, May struck a popular chord.
May, who’s now being portrayed by Gwilym Lee in the film Bohemian Rhapsody, posted a photo of a bent connector, declaring, “This is one of the reasons my love for Apple is turning to hatred.”
Queen may have made the hit song We Are The Champions famous, but May is no Apple champion. He went on to bemoan having to carry multiple adapters around and spend money purchasing new ones, and he decried the replacement of Apple’s much loved MagSafe magnetic charging cable.
The adapter in the photo apparently became bent when May simply tried to move his computer to change the adapter from one side to another.
“And if one of these things is plugged into the left-hand side and we roll the computer to the left to insert in into the right-hand side — THIS happens,” he groused. “A bent USB-C connector which is instantly useless.”
Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment. A representative for May said he had nothing further to add beyond what was written in the Instagram post.
May’s Instagram readers were quick to indicate he’s singing a familiar tune. The post earned more than 42,000 likes and hundreds of comments in just two hours.
Many readers shared similar issues.
“Built-in obsolescence. It grates on me as well,” Justin Niemi wrote.
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