Apple now has a deadline for switching the iPhone over to USB-C

The European Union has set a December 27, 2024 deadline for device manufacturers to switch to USB-C for their data and charging ports, meaning Apple will have to give up the iPhone Lightning connector at some point before then.

Although the EU’s decision had already been taken, the date (via engaged (opens in new tab)) is the new development. It means the 2024 iPhone 16 can get away with no USB-C, but the 2025 iPhone 17 will have to include it.

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