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Apple will comply with iPhone USB-C charger law: Official

*Greg Joswiak, Marketing Chief at Apple discloses the company will need to comply with a European Union’s law to switch the iPhone to a USB-C charger

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Apple is planning to switch the iPhone to USB-C 2023, but the law goes into effect in 2024.

ConsumerConnect learnt the global tech giant had already moved its Macs, many iPads and accessories to USB-C from Lightning and other connectors.

However, Apple will need to comply with a European Union (EU) law to switch the iPhone to a USB-C charger, Greg Joswiak, Marketing Chief of the company, said earlier in the week, according to report.

Joswiak disclosed that the company would comply as it does with other laws.

The Marketing Chief, nonetheless, declined to specify when the iPhone may get the charger to replace Lightning.

He reportedly made the comments at a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) conference in Laguna Beach, California, United States (US).

According to Joswiak, Apple and the EU had been at odds over chargers for a decade, recalling how European authorities once wanted Apple to adopt Micro-USB. He said that neither Lightning — the current iPhone charging port — nor the now-ubiquitous USB-C would have been invented if that switch had occurred.

It is Saud that Apple’s move to USB-C is a “stopgap before wireless: Power On.”

In terms of other Apple product changes, Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Software Engineering, was asked if the Mac would ever get a touchscreen.

In another area of controversy, Federighi said that an Android version of iMessage — the messaging service on Apple products — would hold back innovation across iMessage on iOS. Apple wouldn’t be able to invest heavily in an Android version, report said.

Federighi and Joswiak both argued that Apple has benefited from getting employees to return to the office — a step many tech companies have resisted because of worker pushback.

More so, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused a lot of people to feel disconnected, and the company is much more effective when everyone is back together, said Federighi.

He further stated that Apple’s culture has long been about being in the same place together.

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