News Update


Apple complies with EU regulations with a new iPhone and a new charger.

Unlike competitors such as Samsung, the company’s phones currently use its own Lightning adaptor.

To save consumers money and reduce waste, a European Union legislation mandates phone makers to adopt a single charging connection by December 2024.

Most new Apple goods, including the latest iPads, now use USB-C, but the company fought the EU law.

“Strict regulation mandating only one type of connector stifles innovation rather than encouraging it, which in turn will harm consumers in Europe and around the world,” an Apple official told BBC News when it was announced in September 2021.

Other electronics companies, including Amazon, already sell Lightning to USB-C adaptors, and all iPhones since the iPhone 8 in 2017 have allowed wireless charging.

Because the current iPhone 14 appears to be the last Apple device to use it solely, this could be the beginning of the end for the Lightning cable, which retails for £19.

It’s unclear whether this is a global change to the product, but the tech behemoth is unlikely to produce a new version of the handset only for the European market.

The updates are expected in the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro smartphones, which will be presented next week at Apple’s annual autumn event.

According to Bloomberg News, users will profit from the changeover by being able to use a single charger for iPads, Macs, and iPhones, as well as better download speeds.


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