The European Union (EU) has adopted a law mandating all smartphones sold in member countries, including Apple iPhones, to support USB Type C charger by the official deadline of December 28, 2024. It was thought that starting with the iPhone 15 series, Apple would make USB C the default port, but this may not be the case.
While Apple is legally obligated to comply with EU requirements by December 28, 2024, the corporation is also likely to continue using the lightning port until the release of the iPhone 16 series in 2024.
Cupertino’s tech behemoth has already stated that it is hesitant to make USB Type-C Charger the standard port because of its potential impact on the environment. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Greg Joswiak, declared that the business “has no choice” but to comply with the directive of the European Union.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, two types of USB-C connectors may be included in next iPhone models. It’s been speculated that the Pro versions of the iPhone would use a new sort of connection to facilitate quicker data transfers than the basic and Plus devices. Speculation has been ramped up about the upcoming iPhone models’ capabilities and features as a result of this announcement.
The majority of Android makers have already switched to using USB-C as the default charging connector. Therefore, Apple stands alone amongst major corporations in that it has yet to adopt USB-C charger. Notably, while Apple now includes USB-C connectors on select Mac and iPad models, the company continues to ship its most popular gadgets, including AirPods and all iPhones, with a lightning connector.