Greg Joswiak: Apple Will Have to Comply With the EU and Switch iPhone to USB-C

Apple's vice president of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswiak, today said that Apple will have to move to USB-C on iPhone and its remaining devices that still have a Lightning connector in order to comply with new EU rules.

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Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's Tech Live event, Joswiak said that Apple ultimately respects the decision made by the EU to mandate a common charger across consumer electronic devices. "We'll have to comply," Joswiak said, indirectly confirming Apple will move to USB-C in the future.

USB-C will have to be the common port across a wide range of consumer electronic devices, including the ‌iPhone‌ and AirPods, by the end of 2024, according to the rules put forward by the EU. Apple is reportedly testing iPhone 15 models with a USB-C port.

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Top Rated Comments

F23 Avatar
18 months ago
thank God
Score: 68 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrat93 Avatar
18 months ago
Apple could have avoided the EU debacle if they just did the right thing years ago. They manufactured this problem.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
james2538 Avatar
18 months ago

You should be able to make whatever power cord you want. Stupid.
I'm gonna assume you aren't old enough to remember the hell that was mobile phone charging in the early 2000's.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
18 months ago
Mr. Joz. This was not needed if Apple had implemented it long time ago. Better late than never. Bring it on for the iPhone 15 Pro/Pro lineup. This world is ready to say Goodbye to the lightning connector.

It is time and it’s got to go. ?
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
18 months ago
About time, especially now that iPads are USB C
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jeremysteele Avatar
18 months ago
Watch them dump the connector completely and make it wireless only.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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