Will a USB-C iPhone Make Apple’s Lightning Cable Obsolete22 Not Yet

Apple did something highly unusual last week: It provided a concrete clue about the iPhone’s future. Company executives confirmed that Apple will comply with the European Union’s mandate that all phones in the region adopt USB-C as the common smartphone charging port in 2024. This means that future iPhones — likely the iPhone 16 and possibly the iPhone 15 — will need to shift away from the Lightning connector that’s existed since 2012.

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