Apple’s Lightning connector may be dead at last. Thanks to European Union regulators, all phones, tablets, and cameras will be required to use the USB-C charging standard, meaning iPhones will be manipulated and yelled at when using them. use the USB-C port.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, reluctantly admits that “we had no choice” but to switch from proprietary chargers to using the more common USB-C plug. While we’re still a long way from having a fully USB-C compatible iPhone, it’s never too early to prepare for the transition and learn how you’ll charge your phone when it happens. out.
TạWhy use USB-C?
Nghị viện Châu Âu xác nhận rằng USB Type-C sẽ trở thành tiêu chuẩn mới cho các thiết bị di động, cho cả sạc và truyền dữ liệu, nhằm giảm rác thải điện tử, cung cấp tốc độ sạc nhanh hơn và cho phép người dùng chọn mua thiết bị mới có hoặc không có bộ sạc.
Regulators also want to eliminate the “lock-in effect” that makes users dependent on a single company. For example, iPhone owners currently depend on Apple to provide them with Lightning Connector charging.
By authorizing USB-C, customers have more choices when it comes to the power accessories they purchase for their devices. You can buy a fast charger or power bank from any company and it will be compatible with your device. Available USB-C chargers will also work without an adapter.
We hasn’t Apple switched to USB-C yet?
Android devices, and even Apple’s iPads, already use USB-C. Why no iPhone? First of all, Apple still has some time before this mandate goes into effect. Despite setting the new standard in October 2022, the mandate will only take effect by the end of 2024. But Apple has reason to resist switching before that time.
While Apple has never directly stated that profit is the main driver of resistance to USB-C standardization, Apple has created its own MFi (Made for iPhone) certification program, which regulates the quality of USB-C devices. third-party manufacturer’s cable quantity. and accessories, and split sales commissions to Apple. One could surmise that the adoption of USB-C would close this program and shut off valuable revenue sources.
When will Apple release the first USB-C iPhone?
Since the EU regulation comes into effect at the end of 2024, Apple’s release schedule could mean that the iPhone 16 will be the first USB-C iPhone. The September 2025 iPhone 17 is also a possibility if Apple can get one more model before the law goes into effect.
Again, just because there’s a due date doesn’t mean Apple can’t release a USB-C iPhone before that time. It should be noted that there have been rumors that the iPhone 15 will be Apple’s first USB-C phone in 2023.
Before you get too excited, it’s important to note that this quest only concerns European Union countries. There are no regulations that force Apple to manufacture such a device in the US.
How to prepare for a USB-C iPhone
Now that there is a solid assumption that at least one to two years from now there will be a USB-C iPhone, you have time to prepare. However, since many Android phones, headphones, portable speakers, and other devices support this standard, you probably already have everything you need at home.
If you own certain iPad or MacBook models, the USB-C charger that came with your device will also work with your iPhone. These are the models with USB-C charging:
iPad Pro 11-inch (first generation or later)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later)
iPad Air (4th generation or later)
iPad mini (6th generation)
MacBook Pro introduced in 2016 or later
MacBook Air introduced in 2018 or later
MacBooks introduced in 2015 or later
As current iPhone models are sold with
What about MagSafe and Wireless Charging?
Apple’s MagSafe battery pack sticks to the back of the phone. (Credit: Steven Winkelman)
Without wanting to mess with cord compatibility, many people choose to wirelessly charge their smartphones. This allows you to place the phone down on the wireless charging surface to start charging the device. As of iPhone 12, MagSafe wireless chargers – such as the Apple Battery Pack and Charger Duo – can magnetically connect to the back of your iPhone.
Wireless charging saves you the headache of figuring out which cables connect to which power supplies, but there’s still a reason to have an adapter and USB-C cable for backup.
While there are several fast wireless chargers on the market, wired connections are usually faster. You can also take advantage of Apple’s higher-wattage power supplies specifically designed to charge your devices at faster speeds.
Also, wireless charging accessories can’t transfer data from one device to another, so you’ll still want a cable to create an encrypted backup of your iPhone to your computer.
Switch from Lightning to USB-C
2023 is expected to mark the end of the Lightning port on iPhones when Apple switches to USB-C ports. That means users will be able to charge their Macs, iPads, and iPhones using the same connector.
Actually, Apple is not converting to USB-C to make the user experience more convenient, but is complying with the new EU law. The company has confirmed that it will comply with the new law and that the iPhone 15 will likely have a USB-C port, at least for the European version.
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