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


speaking in the Wall Street JournalAt the Tech Live event Joswiak, also known as Joz, said that ultimately Apple respects the EU’s decision to require a common charger on all consumer electronics. “We’ll have to comply,” Joz said, indirectly confirming that Apple will move to USB-C in the future.

USB-C will have to be the common port on a wide range of consumer electronics, including the ‌iPhone‌ and AirPods, by the end of 2024, according to rules put forward by the EU. Apple is reportedly testing iPhone 15 models with a USB-C port.

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