Apple has confirmed it will transition to USB-C.
Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live event, Apple’s vice president of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswiak, confirmed that the company would have to move to USB-C on iPhone and other devices to comply with new legislation from the European Union.
Although we already knew that the legislation would require Apple by law to make the transition, this is the first time that the company has publicly acknowledged the ruling and will replace Lightning ports with USB-C. Joswiak said during an interview that the Cupertino company “respects” the European Union’s decision and added “we will have to comply,” but didn’t give any specifics on when the iPhone would switch to USB-C.
By law, Apple will have to sell new iPhones, AirPods, and other tech products with USB-C charging capabilities by 2024 at the latest. It’s already been suggested that the company is testing iPhone 15 models with USB-C ports for the first time, so we could see next year’s iPhone be the first with USB-C.
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