For years, Android handset makers have used USB-C ports for charging and for data transfer, but Apple has held out. It’s a bit odd because the company seems to be more than happy at embracing USB-C for its other products, like the iPad and its Mac computers.
Now that the EU has approved the law that makes USB-C charging mandatory for smartphones, a report has revealed that Apple has given in and will be making the switch to USB-C. According to Apple’s Marketing Chief Greg Joswiak who was asked by The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern during the Tech Live conference, the marketing exec was quoted as saying, “Obviously, we’ll have to comply; we have no choice.”
Joswiak does not confirm when we will be seeing the implementation of USB-C on future iPhones, but seeing as the EU law requires companies to comply by 2024, it is speculated that Apple could be making the switch as soon as 2023 instead of holding out as long as they possibly can.
While Joswiak does confirm the upcoming change, it seems that the company isn’t too thrilled about being forced to comply due to legal requirements. Joswiak stated that Apple has typically preferred to go its own way and trust its engineers. While we can see Apple’s point of view, like we said, the company has adopted USB-C in quite a number of its products already, so we don’t see how big of a difference USB-C will make to the iPhone.
Source: The Verge