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Apple confirms that it will produce iPhones with USB-C charging ports

Apple confirms that it will produce iPhones with USB-C charging ports.

Apple confirms that it will produce iPhones with USB-C charging ports

Apple confirms that it will produce iPhones with USB-C charging ports.

After months of rumours and third-party declarations, Apple has now formally announced that it will soon switch all of its iPhones over to USB C. The company has provided its most direct affirmation that the report is true in response to the European Union’s directive.

Unbeknownst to many, the European Union has passed a new regulation forcing Apple to provide all iPhones in its member countries with a USB C port, a connection that is now available on a range of other OEM goods such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and more.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of global marketing, was asked by The Wall Street Journal if the company intended to replace Lightning connectors. He replied, “Obviously, we’ll have to comply; we have no choice.”

Joswiak and Craig Federighi, the vice president of software at Apple, brought up the issue during the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live conference. Apple officials said, “The Europeans are the ones setting scheduling for European customers,” when asked when we might expect to see USB C on iPhones.

It is probable that we won’t see the modification on iPhones until that year, even though Apple hasn’t confirmed it, because current law demands that it be put into effect by “fall 2024.” Additionally, he says “for European consumers,” which could mean that only European iPhones will support USB C.

Joswiak added that Apple is dissatisfied with being forced by law to use USB C. He claimed that instead of being forced by law to accept hardware standards, Apple has always chosen to forge its own path and trust its engineers.

He also raised additional issues, such as the potential increase in e-waste from switching to USB C, but they weren’t as compelling because Lightning cords still need to be replaced every few years.

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