Apple is now going to offer USB-C charging standards on iPhones very soon
Soon after, iPhones will be able to charge using the USB-C standard when purchased from Apple. According to many rumors, the end of the lightning connector on iPhones is expected to come with the release of either the iPhone 15 or the iPhone 16 series. However, the firm has refused to provide a precise date for the shift. Greg Joswiak, who is in charge of marketing at Apple, gave the most up-to-date information at the WSJ’s Tech Live conference.
When Joswiak was asked about Apple’s plans to convert to USB-C for iPhones, he responded by saying, “clearly, we’ll have to comply; we have no choice.” According to the comment made by an Apple executive, the corporation appears to be under pressure to make the adjustment. In addition to this, he stated that the timetable for the move would be “determined by the Europeans.”
A regulation that was recently enacted in the European Union requires all mobile devices and tablets to have USB-C connectors by the year 2024. This law was passed by the European Union. If one believes this timeframe and the launch plan that Apple has provided, one can anticipate that the iPhone 16 series will enable charging via USB-C. Joswiak was very clear about Apple’s position on the required change, and he gave the impression that the company has always trusted its own engineers over standards that have been approved by lawmakers.
It is interesting to note that Joswiak refused to answer a question about whether or not the iPhones sold in areas outside of the EU will also be required to conform to the USB-C charging rule. There is a very slim likelihood that Apple will adopt a variety of standards for the iPhones it manufactures, which would invariably drive up the company’s production costs and may also be a logistical nightmare. Although Apple has been considering the possibility of a wireless future for iPhones, it is safe to say that this is not something that will likely occur over the next two years. Since Apple has already adapted the charging system for its iPads to use USB-C ports, we do not understand why the company continues to use lightning for its iPhones.
The corporation is also skeptical of the choice, which, in their view, will generate a significant amount of electronic garbage. Sincerity requires us to say that we don’t understand Apple’s way of thinking, especially since the company took the iPhone charging adaptor out of the retail packaging and made customers buy it separately.