Apple confirms iPhone will get USB-C charging after EU mandate

Apple confirms iPhone will get USB-C charging after EU mandate

Apple confirms iPhone will get USB-C charging after EU mandate

File – The Lightning charging plug is inserted into the Apple iPhone. (Mohsen Assanimoghaddam/Image Alliance via Getty Images)

Apple has confirmed that the iPhone It will support USB-C charging after EU authorization.

In an interview Tuesday at The Wall Street Journal’s annual Tech Live conference, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing, said the tech giant has been in a “minor disagreement” over the issue.

“Governments, you know, have to do what they are going to do. And obviously we will have to comply,” he said. “We don’t have a choice – as we do all over the world – to comply with local laws. But, you know, we think this approach would have been better environmentally and better for our customers so they don’t have a government that’s so directive.”

Joswiak did not respond to whether the company would include the connector in phones outside the European Union.

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He noted that power adapters with detachable cables made it easier for people to use what they already had and “not have to break down.”

Fox News Digital’s request for comment from Apple, including asking when the change will be made, was not immediately answered.

The law – which won final approval earlier in the week – says that all mobile phones, tablets, headphones, game consoles and cameras sold in member states must be equipped USB-C charging port by the end of 2024.

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File – The Apple Lightning port charging cable with iPhone is shown in this illustration. (STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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who – which The mandate will extend to laptops By the spring of 2026, the European Parliament said the measure was part of a broader effort to reduce e-waste.

according to European CommissionThe directive also allows consumers to choose whether to purchase a new device with or without a charger.

Four years after implementing the directive, the commission said it would evaluate whether a sales separation was mandatory.


In a statement, the Commission said that consumers in the European Union bought nearly 420 million electronic devices in 2020 and own three chargers, on average, to charge the devices – with 38% reporting charging problems due to the lack of a compatible charger.

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