With the new EU law, Apple will have to ditch the Lightning port for iPhones sold in 2024. Although the Cupertino-based giant has, on several occasions, explained its reason for sticking with the Lightning, Apple had no choice. If Apple plans to sell the iPhone in Europe in 2024 and beyond, it will have to comply with the new EU law. in a Interview Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s marketing lead Greg Joswiak said Apple had no choice but to follow the EU’s order. “Obviously we have to comply, we have no choice,” Joswiak is quoted as saying.
While the executive said Apple had no choice but to switch to USB Type-C, he expressed the company’s sentiment toward the move. Joswiak recalled in an interview that the EU once wanted microUSB ports on the Apple iPhone. However, the head of marketing said that if Apple had complied with the order then, neither Lightning nor USB Type-C would have been invented. He also said that moving the iPhone from Lightning to USB Type-C will result in a lot of e-waste.
Should the iPhone region be exclusive with Type-C?
While many people have been waiting for this move, the move to iPhone USB-C ports around the world isn’t necessary. When asked if Apple will switch to USB Type-C in all markets, Joswiak declined to comment. This suggests that Apple may come up with a way to offer only USB Type-C ports on iPhone models in Europe, similar to what the company has done with eSIM-only models in the United States.
Apple products such as MacBook laptops and Apple iPad have already switched to USB Type-C. The Apple iPhone and AirPods are the only mainstream Apple products that still use the Lightning port. A recent report suggests that Apple accessories By next year, everyone will get a USB Type-C port. The company’s decision to put a USB Type-C port on the iPhone is more a business decision than one that promotes innovation.
Apple iPhones are likely to arrive in the European Union The iPhone 15 will get a USB Type-C port starting with itIt remains to be seen whether the company will bring the USB Type-C port to iPhones in all markets or keep it in Europe to avoid legal issues in the European Union.