Friday, September 29, 2023

Apple is adopting the USB-C standard for charging its new iPhones

Apple’s introduction of the iPhone in 2007 revolutionized the mobile phone industry and since then the company has continued to release new iPhone models that delight Apple fans. One aspect that sets Apple apart from its competitors is its commitment to compatibility features.

When it comes to charging ports, Apple always ensures that its products and accessories are compatible with each other. The original charging port used by Apple was the Thunderbolt, a larger port designed specifically for iPods and iPhones. However, in 2012, Apple made a major transition to the Lightning cable, which has been used ever since.

Recently, along with the iPhone 15 announcement, Apple confirmed a major change in the way iPhones charge. This change is being driven by new European Union laws aimed at preventing the use of proprietary cables. This means that Apple can no longer use the Lightning port and will have to switch to the universally applicable USB-C standard by the end of 2024.

Apple initially opposed this regulation and expressed reservations about government intervention in product design. However, the move to USB-C is a positive development for consumers. This means consumers can charge their Apple devices with the same cable, regardless of the technology they use.

With the introduction of USB-C, Apple is on a par with other major mobile phone companies such as Samsung and Oppo, who already use this standard for charging. This change is particularly welcome for Australian consumers as it eliminates the need for multiple charging cables.

On September 22nd, the new iPhone will be available in Australian stores, ushering in a new era for Apple chargers. This transition provides greater convenience and compatibility for Apple users around the world.


Thunderbolt: Charging port that Apple used on its iPods and iPhones before introducing USB-C.

Lightning cable: Charging cable used by Apple from 2012 until the introduction of USB-C.

USB-C: Universal connector standard used by multiple wireless carriers for charging. Offers users more compatibility and convenience.

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