Apple officially confirms “iPhone also switches USB-C”
Apple Insider and other foreign media reported on the 25th (local time) that Apple officially announced that it would switch the iPhone’s Lightning cable to USB-C to comply with EU regulations.
“Apple respects the EU’s decision to make standardized chargers mandatory across consumer electronics,” said Greg Joswiak, vice president of marketing for Apple Worldwide, at a Tech Live event held in the Wall Street Journal on the evening of the 25th.
On the 24th, the European Parliament finally approved the implementation of a bill to unify the charging method of major mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets through USB-C by 2024.
Under the bill, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, earphones, portable speakers, portable game consoles, e-book readers, keyboards, mice and navigation systems sold in the EU must all be equipped with USB-C from the end of 2024.
The measure is expected to improve consumer convenience and significantly reduce electronic waste.
According to a Taiwanese market research firm Trend Force report released on the 25th, the iPhone 15 series to be released next year will be converted into a USB-C charger, and the functional difference between professional and general models will be greater than the previous iPhone 14 series.