Bloomberg News reports:
Apple is set to shift its iPhone charging port from Lightning to USB-C after pushing back on such a change for years. If Apple Inc. had its way, the iPhone would continue to use the current Lightning connector for the next few years — until the point when the company is ready to begin phasing out ports on its smartphones altogether.
But the European Union forced its hand, requiring mobile device makers to use the USB-C standard by the end of next year. So Apple is now in the awkward position of embracing the very technology it didn’t want.
When the company introduces the iPhone 15 on Sept. 12, USB-C connectors will appear on its four new phone models, as well as the AirPods Pro, and Apple will describe it as a major win for customers.
Read the full article. We knew this was coming but it’s a little amusing that Apple will pitch this an advance for faster charging.
Apple is set to change the iPhone’s charging port for the first time since 2012. In this week’s Power On, @MarkGurman discusses why the company is making the switch and how it will affect customers https://t.co/9PEAS6KBFF
— Bloomberg (@business) September 3, 2023