A few days ago, we reported that the European Council has adopted the draft of USB Type-C as the charging standard, which will take effect after the chairman’s signature and gazette, and will be formally implemented in the EU by the end of 2024. It is widely believed that the bill will have the greatest impact on Apple, which still uses the Lightning interface in the iPhone, and was forced to switch to the USB Type-C interface.
In an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing, emphasized that the group has no choice but to switch to the USB Type-C interface for the iPhone to comply with relevant legal regulations. Joswiak said that Apple and the EU have always had differences in the charging interface. He reiterated that the EU tried to persuade Apple to use microUSB in the iPhone for 10 years. He pointed out that if Apple was persuaded at that time, Lightning and USB Type-C may not have been invented. .
Although Joswiak did not disclose the timetable for the iPhone to switch to USB Type-C, the European Union’s unified adoption of USB Type-C as the charging standard will be implemented by the end of 2024. It is believed that Apple may make major changes in the iPhone 15 series in 2023. , which includes ditching the Lightning port that has been in use since the iPhone 5 in 2012.
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