AT LONG LAST, Apple says the iPhone will be getting USB-C ports. Earlier this month, the European Union passed legislation that requires all phones and tablets sold in the EU to use USB-C charging ports by 2024. It’s a move that has huge ramifications for a company like Apple, which sells iPhones with the same physical design in every region of the world. And all of those iPhones currently use Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector to charge and to connect accessories.
This week, Apple finally acknowledged that it will bring USB-C ports to the iPhone. Apple senior vice president of world marketing Greg Joswiak confirmed to Wall Street Journal reporter Joanna Stern that USB-C ports are coming.