That iPhone 15 is set to require a USB-C charging cable instead of the Lightning cable.
It’s Apple’s first change to the iPhone’s charging port in more than 10 years.
The company was under pressure from the EU to change its charging port to a USB-C.
The new iPhone will come with various updates, but the most notable will apparently be its new charging port.
The device is expected to be released on September 12 – and its new charging cable might make borrowing a friend’s charger a little more difficult.
The company had been under increasing pressure from the EU since 2020 to make the change to USB-C charging portsbut it pushed back.
In 2022, the EU agreed on legislation requiring all smartphones sold there to have universal charging ports in the fall of 2024. India adopted a similar mandate in December of the same year. The countries settled on USB-C, which Apple already uses to charge its latest Macbook and iPad models.
Now it turns out Apple is set to make the change to USB-C for its iPhone charging globally.
The charging change also extends to the latest model of AirPods, according to Bloomberg. The new AirPods Pro will also reportedly have the USB-C charging port instead of a Lightning port.
While you won’t be able to borrow a charger from owners of older iPhones, many are non-Apple devices that also use USB-C cables for power.
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