Following a new EU law, Apple confirms it will add USB-C ports to iPhones.
The business claims it has “no choice” but to take the action.
In order to comply with the EU’s new requirement that all phones sold in its member states use a USB-C charger, Apple has announced that it will incorporate a USB-C port into future iPhones sold in the European Union.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, stated in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that the business will “had to comply” with the new regulation but made it plain that it would do so because it had “no option.” He said that people tossing out their previous Lightning cables will result in a significant amount of trash when devices make the move. He also claimed charging bricks have essentially handled this issue.
“You know, governments get to do what they’re going to do. We will undoubtedly have to comply. As in other parts of the world, we are forced to abide by local regulations, adds Joswiak. But, you know, we believe that a less-prescriptive approach would have been better for the environment and for our customers.
By 2024, all electronic gadgets must have USB-C connectors, according to a new EU legislation. Instead of requiring several cords from various brands, the idea is to make it possible for consumers who use multiple devices to resolutely charge phones, tablets, portable game consoles like the Switch, and other charged technology. Since their release in 2012, Apple phones have mainly been connected to computers through Lightning cords.
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