Apple has confirmed that iPhones will get USB-C charging ports starting in 2024, but it is still unclear which models will get the change. The change is being forced by new European Union legislation that mandates all mobile devices have a USB-C charging port. Despite this, Apple has been fighting this new standard.
In September, Apple will announce its 2024 iPhones, but it has not confirmed any specific date. However, it is possible that it will announce the 2024 iPhones in September, as EU law is set to come into effect in the fall of 2024. In addition to the new iPhones, Apple is also likely to ditch the Lightning connector that was first introduced with the iPhone 5. The Lightning connector was designed to be smaller and take up less space.
According to WSJ, Apple is switching to USB-C charging on its upcoming iPhones. The move follows a recent vote by European lawmakers that mandates all mobile devices sold on their continent must have a common port. The EU has also mandated that all mobile phones and tablets must use the standard by the fall of 2024.
Apple is also expected to include USB-C ports in iPhones in the future. While the company hasn’t revealed an exact date for the switch, it has made clear that it will continue to prioritize charging speeds over port sizes. The switch from Lightning to USB-C charging speeds will inevitably result in millions of iPhone users losing their current Lightning cables.
While the European Parliament has passed legislation mandating USB-C charging on iPhones, the US is unlikely to follow suit. The United Kingdom government has said it is not considering a similar rule. However, this change is a good sign for the future of iPhones. With a standard USB-C charging port, iPhones will be compatible with almost any phone on the market.
The new standard is also expected to unify Apple’s device lineup and make charging faster and more convenient. The European Union is also working on legislation that will mandate a universal port and prohibit proprietary charging methods. This means that Apple will need to launch USB-C iPhones in Europe and a special Europe-only iPhone.
The new chargers will be much faster than the current Apple chargers. Apple’s iPad models will come with USB-C charging ports, but not all iPhones will. That said, it is likely that the company will be moving to a USB-C charging standard soon. It has also indicated that the new iPhones will be compatible with older Lightning-compatible chargers.
The change to USB-C charging will make many iPhone users happy. After all, they already own USB-C devices like the MacBooks and Mac computers. With the new USB-C connector, users will only need a single USB-C cable to charge all of their devices. This move will also simplify the charging process, as users will not need to purchase new charging bricks.