Apple’s Vice President of Global Marketing Greg Joswiak said today that Apple will need to switch to USB-C on the iPhone and its remaining devices that still have a Lightning connector in order to comply with new EU rules.

iPhone 15 to switch from Lightning to USB C in 2023
Speaking to the the wall street journalDuring the Tech Live event, Joswiak, also known as Joz, said that Apple is finally respecting the EU’s decision to mandate a common charger for all consumer electronics. “We’ll have to comply,” Joz said, indirectly confirming that Apple will switch to USB-C in the future.

USB-C will have to be the common port for a wide range of consumer electronics, including ‌iPhone‌ and AirPods, by the end of 2024, under proposed EU rules. Apple is reportedly testing iPhone 15 models with a USB-C port.

Related stories

Brazil is the latest country to consider forcing Apple to adopt USB-C for iPhones

Brazil has become the latest country to offer to mandate Apple to move away from the iPhone’s Lightning connector and switch to USB-C. As reported by Tecnoblog (via 9to5Mac), Anatel, which serves as Brazil’s consumer authority, has opened a new proposal that would require all smartphones in the country to adopt USB-C. Like the proposals in the US and EU, Anatel says the devices…

Bloomberg confirms Apple is testing iPhones with USB-C ports

Apple is indeed testing iPhones with USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Apple doesn’t plan to switch from Lightning to USB-C until 2023 at the earliest, with this year’s iPhones continuing to offer a Lightning port. We first heard about a potential switch to USB-C from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said earlier this week…

Apple continues transition to USB-C after new EU law passes

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 03:09 PDT by Sami Fathi

Apple is continuing its transition to USB-C across all of its product lines after the EU passed a new law that mandates a common charger for all consumer electronics sold by 2024. This week, Apple announced a new Apple TV remote with USB-C port. port instead of a lightning connector. The new Apple TV remote is the latest Apple product and accessory to embrace USB-C, but the company still…

All three AirPods models will switch to USB-C

AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max are all ready to go USB-C as early as 2024, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. AirPods charging case with USB-C port by Ken Pillonel. The European Parliament recently approved a major new directive to force manufacturers to offer USB-C as a common charging port on a wide range of devices in Europe by the end of 2024. In its latest “Power.. .

Gurman: AirPods and Mac accessories likely to move to USB-C by 2024

All three AirPods models and Mac accessories like the Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad are expected to switch to USB-C by 2024, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. AirPods charging case with USB-C port by Ken Pillonel. Earlier this week, the European Parliament approved a new directive requiring manufacturers to offer USB-C as a common charging port on a wide range of devices in…

Five Apple Products Rumored to Switch to USB-C

While the iPhone still uses the Lightning connector for now, Apple has transitioned several of its devices to USB-C in recent years. Apple now offers USB-C ports on all Macs it currently sells, from MacBook Air to Mac Pro. Other devices with a USB-C port include iPad Pro 2018 and newer, iPad Air 2020 and newer, iPad mini 6th generation, Studio Display and Pro…

iPhone 15 and entry-level iPad rumored to switch to USB-C

Apple’s transition from its proprietary Lightning connector to USB-C looks set to continue with the iPhone 15 and the next entry-level iPad model. In early May, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said his latest supply chain survey indicated that at least one new iPhone 15 model would feature a USB-C port in the second half of 2023. time after Kuo shared this information, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. ..

EU gives final approval to law that will force iPhone to switch to USB-C

The European Union today gave final approval to legislation that will force tech companies like Apple to switch to USB-C on a wide range of devices. Described in an official press release, the European Council today approved the European Parliament’s Common Charger Directive, finalizing the legislative process that will make a USB-C port mandatory on a wide range of…

popular stories

Here are all the apps that added live activities and Dynamic Island support for iOS 16.1

The iOS 16.1 update released today introduces Live Activity support, a new type of persistent lock screen notification that lets you track real-time information. Live Activities are mostly visible on the Lock screen, but if you have an iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max, they also show up in the Live Island. Developers are starting to implement support for live activities, and…

iOS 16.1 for iPhone launched on Monday with these 8 new features

As expected, Apple confirmed in a press release today that iOS 16.1 will be released on Monday, October 24 alongside iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. iOS 16.1 includes at least eight new features for iPhone users, such as iCloud Shared Photo Library and support for Live Activities in third-party apps on the App Store, along with several bug fixes. Below, we’ve rounded up everything new in iOS 16.1…

Mark your calendar: iOS 16.1 release, new iPad Pro launch and more to come

The next two weeks will be quite busy for Apple, with several new product launches, software releases, and more expected during this period. Below, we’ve rounded up five key upcoming dates for Apple so you can mark your calendar accordingly. Key dates to remember: Monday, October 24: Apple has confirmed that iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16.1, and macOS Ventura will release on October 24, and that’s…

Apple releases iPadOS 16 with Stage Manager, weather app, desktop apps and iOS 16 features

Alongside iOS 16.1, Apple today released iPadOS 16.1, with the update coming after several months of beta testing. This is the first version of iPadOS 16 available for tablets from Apple, as iOS 16 was released on its own in September. iPadOS 16 has been delayed to add improvements to Stage Manager functionality. The iPadOS 16.1 update is available for download on eligible devices.

Apple launches macOS Ventura with FaceTime Handoff, Continuity Camera, Stage Manager, new apps and more

Apple today released macOS 13 Ventura, the latest version of the operating system designed to run on Mac. macOS Ventura comes after several months of beta testing and feature improvements, and it’s compatible with iMac 2017 and later, iMac Pro, MacBook Air 2018 and later, MacBook Pro 2017 and later, Mac Pro 2019 and later, the Mac mini 2018 and later and MacBook 2017. …

Top Stories: New iPad Pro, iPad, Apple TV and more announced

Largely in line with expectations, we saw a number of Apple product updates this week via press release along with the iPad Pro, iPad, and Apple TV. All three products are available to order now with launches to come over the next few weeks. We also got official confirmation of macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 release dates, while we’re still waiting for Mac-related updates before the end…

EU gives final approval to law that will force iPhone to switch to USB-C

The European Union today gave final approval to legislation that will force tech companies like Apple to switch to USB-C on a wide range of devices. Described in an official press release, the European Council today approved the European Parliament’s Common Charger Directive, finalizing the legislative process that will make a USB-C port mandatory on a wide range of…

Apple increases the prices of Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple One

Apple today announced price increases for several of its services, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One bundles that include those services. The price of Apple Music increases by $1 for individual users and $2 for the family plan, while the price of Apple TV increases by $2. All Apple One prices will also increase accordingly, according to information obtained by 9to5Mac. Full…