The Verge: Apple should release iPhone with USB-C no later than autumn 2024

The European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection has set a deadline for introducing a single charging port for gadgets sold in Europe. This is reported by The Verge.

fleshd803738It is specified that the representatives of the committee reached an agreement in the bill. Under the agreement, all smartphones and other electronic devices sold within the European Union must be equipped with a USB-C connector no later than autumn 2024. Members of the European Parliament chose as a single USB-C port at the end of April.

According to journalists of the publication, the law will primarily affect Apple, which continues to produce smartphones with a proprietary Lightning connector. In this regard, the authors called the release date for the first iPhone with a universal port – autumn 2024. It will probably be the iPhone 16.

“Today we made the shared charger a reality in Europe!” – said the representative of the European Parliament, Alex Agius Saliba, to the press. The report says that the introduction of a single standard will simplify the use of gadgets. “The rule applies to everyone and everyone. It does not apply against anyone,” said EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton when asked if the new law is a measure to restrict Apple.

In mid-May, Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman noted that Apple began testing a smartphone with a USB-C connector. The main reason for the release of the iPhone with the new port Gurman called the decision of the European Parliament to choose USB-C as a single interface for technology.