Finally, it’s really time, and contrary to all previous expectations, Apple is preparing to move to USB-C . port also on Iphone. If that was just a hypothesis until yesterday made plausible by the tipping point brought about by Europe and its new regulation on the single charger, today the confirmation comes directly from the Cupertino company.
During a Tech Live event in the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s vice president of global marketing, Greg Joswiakshe has She confirmed that the company will comply with the legislation and that it will bring a USB-C port on the iPhone and on all other devices that still use the lightning port. (including mice and keyboards), in order to comply with the new rules imposed by Europe.
USB-C or no ports? Now APPLE has lost the challenge
While the EU legislation isn’t explicitly targeting Apple, but also designed to eliminate microUSB remnants we still find today in newly launched products, it’s undeniable that the Cupertino home is the company that will feel the impact of the change the most. .
Yes, because if it wasn’t clear, Apple deliberately delayed adoption of the USB-C connector on the iPhone until the end because the path it intended to take was completely different and pointed directly toward the future completely without ports, which is a possibility. However, so far it is actually impractical, especially if you want to bring to market an unhurried and imperfect solution.
Apple has been studying for some time a way to make the iPhone completely independent of cables — just think of redeeming via the OTA scene in early 2020 on an iOS 13.4 beta — and the effort on the MagSafe ecosystem is a strong indication of how seriously the company intends to focus on that path, But the time has not yet come.
economy and market
So we found ourselves at the point where, for once, Europe moved faster (or less slowly) ahead and was able to force a change that at this point would force Apple to adapt, at least for a few years. Removing the lightning port, in fact, will lead to A serious setback in all revenue generated from the sale of certified accessories for iPhoneHowever, it is reasonable to imagine what the company wants Coming back soon to ride the wave of this market Highly profitable, which in the future can be pushed forward through the birth of extensions capable of expanding the functionality as possible iPhone without ports.
The possibility of the smartphone completely free of connectors It has no real benefit to the end user, far from it. In any case, this is the possibility that sooner or later you will be called to deal with (and not only with Apple), but in the meantime USB-C will probably last for at least a few generations on the company’s smartphones. Certainly Don’t expect another 10 years with this portNot least because Apple doesn’t reap any real benefit from adopting the connector Basicbut for now the victory for consumers.