San Francisco: Apple CEO Greg Joswiak has confirmed that the tech giant will use a USB-C charging port for the iPhone.
The EU recently formalized new legislation that will require most personal electronics to switch to USB-C for charging data transfers.
Now, for the first time, Apple has confirmed that it will have to comply with this new regulation, even though the company still disagrees with the basis of the new standards for common chargers, citing the WSJ, 9To5Mac reported.
The confirmation came from Joswiak, the company’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. Joswiak explained that USB-C and Lightning are the two most popular connectors in the world, with over one billion people using a Lightning cable.
According to Joswiak, Apple believes the company has struck a balance by using the kind of cable you can unplug from the power brick, meaning one side can have Lightning and the other can have whatever type of connector is most convenient. -user-friendly, such as USB-C or USB-A, the report said.
Joswiak said EU lawmakers and Apple were “in this little disagreement” over the idea of a common regulation on chargers. He noted that although the EU has good intentions, it is difficult to regulate.
In particular, he points out that EU lawmakers once tried to standardize the now-obsolete micro-USB connector.