Not only Europe, the US will also require the universal USB-C charger


We already know that the iPhone with USB-C will be a reality, or at least it should be... The European Union reached an agreement a few weeks ago that will require device manufacturers to have a universal charger with USB-C, that is, Apple will have to remove Lightning from iPhones to adapt to other brands. A news that is obviously not exciting in Cupertino but with which they can do little, and that is that it may not only be Europe, several US senators are considering the requirement of the universal charger in the US. Keep reading as we tell you all the detailsÔÇŽ

And yes, these senators also talk about USB-C. And it is that Senators Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders sent a letter to the Secretary of Commerce of the United States talking about the lack of an interoperability standard, which leads to environmental and electronic waste damage, not to mention the problems they pose for consumers themselves. A letter that they have sent taking advantage of the agreement at the European level and urge the trade secretariat to adopt the standard, in this case the USB-C, which has been set in Europe.

They go further as they speak of the Lightning as a port that is a clear example of planned obsolescence, an expensive and frustrating port for consumers that fuels the proliferation of e-waste, they say. What will happen? Well, Apple will end up adapting USB-C for all its devices. We can not forget that the iPad and Mac already have these ports, on the iPhone it is taking a long time but today USB-C is a universal port and if it is not this year, in 2023 we will see a new iPhone with the universal port with USB-C. And you, what do you think that Apple ends up adopting USB-C?

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  1.   Lolo said

    It is no longer only necessary for adaptability to the market and for all the reasons you mention. In addition, the Lightning port provides a very slow data transfer for the size of the images and videos that we can create with these devices.

    There are people who are very angry because they can record videos in Dolby Vision and in order to transfer them to their computers they have to leave their mobile connected and transferring data for an entire afternoon, when with high-end Android phones and a USB-C you can transfer videos of the same quality in a matter of minutes.

    I really like the iPhone, but sometimes these kinds of decisions by Apple make me think that they don't think as much about the user as they say. I guess your reasons will have, but yes: USB-C now please!