Apple exec says future iPhones will comply with EU’s USB-C mandate • TechCrunch


There has been a lot of consumer demand and regulatory pressure for Apple to change the iPhone charging port from a Lightning connector to USB-C. Earlier this month, the European Parliament Vote for legislation requiring audio makers to adopt USB-C Connectors of the Year 2024 – Increased pressure on the tech giant to make the switch.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, confirmed on Tuesday that the company would comply with the EU’s decision, but declined to share any further details.

Speaking at a WSJ Tech Live event in the Wall Street Journal, Joswiak didn’t seem happy with how governments around the world are dealing with this problem. He said that a decade ago when the European Union was pushing for micro USB connectors, the company disagreed with them. While the regulator’s goal was to reduce the type of power adapters consumers use to make it easier for them, Apple approached the issue differently, he said.

Apple appeared Lightning conductor for nearly 10 years It was the primary connector for many devices including iPhone, iPad, and Airpods. Over the past two years, Apple has launched iPads with USB-C as the primary connector — including The latest version of the iPad.

“…we’ve come to a better place which are power adapters with detachable cables. They are all USB-A or USB-C and you pick the right cable for your device. This has allowed over a billion people to have this (lightning) connector and the ability to use what they already have and not disable it and cause a bunch of e-waste,” Joswiak said.

The European Union is not the only region pushing for a common charger for mobile phones. In June, Democratic senators, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, sent an open letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo paying The United States should follow the steps of the European Union. Other countries like Brazil And the India Think of a common link base.

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