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Greg Joswiak confirms iPhone's future move to USB-C

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Apple's vice president of worldwide marketing confirms that Apple will swap out the Lightning connector for USB-C to comply with EU regulations.

Greg Joswiak, known as "Joz," spoke at the Wall Street Journal's Tech Live event on Tuesday evening.

He said Apple agreed with the European Union's decision to require a standardized charger for consumer devices.

"Obviously, we'll have to comply. We have no choice." he stated.

On Monday, the European Union gave its final approval to the standard charger directive, a plan that will force Apple and other electronics producers to use USB-C by the end of 2024.

Under the plan, USB-C ports will become mandatory on most consumer devices, including tablets, smartphones, keyboards, mice, game consoles, headphones, and more.

The hope is that the move will improve consumer convenience and reduce electronic waste significantly.

A new report claims that the forthcoming iPhone 15 range will switch to USB-C charging, and that Apple will still produce four models, with bigger feature differences than the iPhone 14 family has.