Apple USB-A

We all know that things have been getting complicated little by little for Apple and the mandatory adoption of the connector USB-C. And is that, at the beginning of this month, the European Parliament voted in favor of the legislation that forces phone manufacturers to adopt USB-C connectors since 2024, so all eyes were on Tim Cook’s company.

Well, despite the pouting faces, Apple’s vice president of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswiak, has stated today that Apple will have to move to USB-C on the iPhone and the rest of its devices that still have a Lightning connector to comply with the new EU regulations.

Speaking at a tech event, he said Apple ultimately respects the EU’s decision to force the use of a common charger on all consumer electronics. “We will have to fulfill it” agrees on Joswiak, indirectly confirming that Apple they have no choice but to switch to USB-C in the future.

So with that in mind, USB-C should be the common port on a wide range of Apple devices, including the iPhone and AirPods, by the end of 2024. Apple is reportedly testing iPhone 15 models with a USB port C.

Why is it relevant that Apple goes to the USB-C connector?

When Apple announced the Lightning connection, it was groundbreaking because it offered a much slimmer, easier-to-use solution. Users can and do plug a Lightning cable in backward, and it still works. That did not happen with the micro-USB plugs of that time.

Finally, USB-C was released, offering the same forgiving plug design as Lightning, along with faster transfer speeds.

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Although Apple has defended its port tooth and nail, MacBooks started using USB-C in 2015 and the iPad Pro adopted USB-C in 2018. This suggests that Apple recognizes that USB-C has significant advantages for its most powerful devices.

And really, not only is USB-C used almost everywhere, but it’s hard to name anything Lightning does better. Furthermore, the move to new generations of USB-C could even Allow iPhones to access faster-charging speeds, up to 240W.

Apple USB-A
Apple USB-A and USB-C

Differences between USB-A and USB-C

On the other hand, the move to USB-C would make any USB-C monitor on the market capable of acting as an external display for your computer. iPhone. This can be especially useful if you use your smartphone as a work device and want to view images on a larger screen.

Finally, and concluding with Joswiak’s words on the spot, It’s not clear if Apple will adopt USB-C ports on iPhones in all markets or whether it will restrict USB-C models to Europe. Of course, the latter would not be wise, as more countries are now considering applying the universal standard. 

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Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.

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