It seems that the project of the European Union to adopt a single charger for smartphones and other electronic devices is beginning to take effect at Apple. The Cupertino company, which had been very reluctant to this idea, is testing prototype iPhones with a USB-C portaccording to Bloomberg.
The media also points out that anonymous sources said that Apple is preparing an adapter so that its future USB-C phones work with accessories designed for the Lightning proprietary connector, which has been present from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 13 of the present.
The iPhone could embrace the USB-C port
For now, there is no data that other Apple devices will port migrate. However, if the iPhone takes this step, either because it must comply with future legislation or because of the need to unify connections, the company could extend USB-C to products that have not yet adopted it.
In fact, this is what the European Union wants. The unique charger proposal seeks that users do not need a new charger and cable, every time we buy new devices. Categories include mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headsets, handheld game consoles and portable speakers.
Following the Bloomberg report, we see a change in stance from Apple, which in the past had claimed that the initiative would harm innovation and create a lot of waste if consumers were forced to switch chargers. The European Parliament, for its part, stressed last April that the proposal is part of a larger effort to advance the sustainability of products.
So… when could the new iPhones with USB-C arrive? At the moment, rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 will release an improved Lightning port with higher transfer speed. As a consequence, the change could come with the smartphones of 2023although there is no data on this calendar.
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