The bruit is that the iPhone will undergo a significant change. The European Union (EU), and now #Brazil, have announced plans to standardize charging cables for all devices. The charging cable would be Type-C, and the iPhone would include a lightning cable.
What does the EU’s common charger directive entail?
The #EuropeanUnion agreed to put in place a rule that will require a common #chargingport for a variety of electronic devices.
When did the rule come into being, and what devices needed to change to conform to the standards?
By the second half of 2024, the common charger type rule will be in place. According to online reports, most device #manufacturers have stated that they will ensure their hardware complies with the Type-C port rule within the next 24 months. Almost every piece of consumer electronics will be affected. Cell phones, tablets, and earbuds Regardless of manufacturer, digital cameras, headphones and headsets, and many other items will be required to have a USB Type-C port.
Why is the EU implementing the common charger rule?
According to the #EuropeanParliament, avoiding the unnecessary purchase of multiple chargers will save consumers up to 250 million euros per year. Furthermore, the EU stated that the disposal of unused chargers is estimated to account for approximately 11,000 tonnes of e-waste each year. According to the European Parliament, the law is part of a larger EU effort to make #EUproducts more sustainable, reduce electronic waste, and make consumers’ lives easier.
What about the iPhone? Will all iPhones be equipped with a Type-C charging port?
That may not happen entirely because the directives are currently only for the European Union and Brazil. So Apple doesn’t have to completely abandon the lighting port because the vast majority of countries haven’t indicated a change in charging cable rules. However, it is unlikely that #Apple will have two different types of ports in the #iPhone that vary by region.
Can Apple avoid using the Type-C charging port?
The EU’s rules only apply to wired charging. Unless Apple releases a ‘port-less’ iPhone, the Type-C port is very likely to make its way into the iPhone. Europe is too profitable a market for Apple to ignore the rule.