Apple’s vice president of global marketing, Greg Joswiak, said today that Apple will have to move to USB-C on iPhone and the remaining devices that still have a Lightning connector to comply with the new EU rules.


Speaking at the Wall Street JournalAt the Tech Live event, Joswiak, aka Joz, said Apple will ultimately respect the EU’s decision to mandate a common charger for consumer electronic devices. “We’re going to have to comply,” said Joz, indirectly confirming that Apple will move to USB-C in the future.

USB-C should be the common port for a wide range of consumer electronics, including the “iPhone” and AirPods by the end of 2024, under the rules proposed by the EU. Apple is reportedly testing iPhone 15 models with a USB-C port.

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