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iPhones Will Finally Get USB-C Ports

By Mitchell

October 31, 2022

Apple says that the iPhone will finally get USB-C ports. This month, the European Union passed a law that says by 2024, all phones and tablets sold in the EU must have USB-C charging ports.

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It's a big step for a company like Apple, which sells iPhones with the same design everywhere in the world. At the moment, all these iPhones charge and connect accessories using Apple's Lightning connector, which is unique to Apple.

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This week, Apple finally said the next iPhone would have USB-C ports. Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of world marketing, told Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal that USB-C ports are coming.

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This week at the WSJ Tech Live conference, Joswiak said, "Governments can do what they want to do."

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Apple doesn't seem too happy about the decision. The company has fought against this change for years. Apple's primary business goal is to be in charge of its products.

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It meant that people who wanted to charge their iPhones with USB-C cords had to buy them from Apple instead of any other company that made USB-C cords.

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Apple probably won't lose much money because the Lightning cable is going away. It's likely to go all-in on USB-C next year. At its next big iPhone event, it might even market the new connector as a way to cut down on electronic waste.

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We don't know yet what will happen to the Lightning ports on the Apple Pencil, the Magic Trackpad, and other Apple accessories that use the connector right now.

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