At the end of 2023, Apple may also switch to the USB Type-C standard in the iPhone field after the iPad series. The Lightning connector, in addition to offering fast charging and higher data rates prior to the release of Type-C, is a significant revenue source for Cupertinoans, making the decision particularly painful for the company.
EU declaration for January 2020 and beyond letter of intentThey put the manufacturer at a crossroads: either the upcoming iPhone models will be launched in Europe as Type C, or the company has become the global standard in its entire offering. Initial analyzes have reported that the iPhone series will go ahead with Apple’s portless standard that only supports MagSafe fast wireless charging and data transfer. However, this was negated by EU announcements in February that by 2025 the EU will also standardize wireless charging technologies.
In Cupertino, it is therefore assumed that the maintenance and marketable development of the Lightning connector is no longer appropriate. It’s also worth noting that since MacBooks after the 2018 Macbooks, the tablet segment also uses a standard for higher charging and data transfer performance, allowing the charging connector standard to become standardized internally at Apple.
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