Following numerous rumors and leaks Apple officials have confirmed that the next iPhone will feature a USB-C port
Apple officials have confirmed that iPhone will feature a USB-C rather than a Lightning port. Which may appear to be a minor change, but it is significant for the company.
As previously reported, Apple is testing a USB-C port for Air Pods and has no plans for iPhones. But it has now been confirmed that one or possibly two iPhone series will have a USB-C port by 2024.
Apple’s SVP of Marketing Confirmed USB-C Adoption
Apple executives Craig Federighi (SVP of software engineering) and Greg Joswiak (SVP of marketing) were asked about the EU Regulation’s mandatory charging port law. For electronic devices at the Wall Street Journal Tech Live 2022 Conference.
And Greg responded, confirming that Apple respects the government’s law and is complying with it because they have no other choice. He also mentioned a major issue that would arise as a result of this change.
Brazil have raised the same demand for these companies USB-C
Last month, the EU Regulation passed a law. Requiring all electronic device manufacturers to make USB-C charging ports mandatory for electronic devices such as smartphones, headphones, and tablets.
And while other countries, such as Brazil, have raised the same demand for these companies. They have not made the USB-C port mandatory.
Changes: To be launched worldwide by 2024 will always keep iMessage exclusive to iOS only
Greg’s statement clarified that we would see the first iPhone, and possibly the first AirPods, with USB-C in 2024, and that we will not see a fully wireless charging iPhone for several years.
According to Greg, the switch to USB-C will also be a problem for previous iPhone users, and it will generate a lot of e-waste because every iPhone user will need to purchase a new USB-C, and the old Lightning cable will be useless.
Furthermore, they clarified in this conference that Apple will always keep iMessage exclusive to iOS only.