Apple is all set to unveil the vary of iPhone, the iPhone 14 sequence, on September 7. The newest iPhone sequence is anticipated to come out in 4 variants, together with a brand new iPhone 14 Max variant. The iPhone 14 sequence might additionally be the last Apple telephone to function a lightning port, and there are numerous the explanation why.
Why Apple can quickly cast off lightning port
The main motive Apple may take away the lightning port for charging and information switch is the newest regulation handed by the European Union that requires a standard sort of charging port on all cell phones. The EU has dominated that each one digital units, together with cell phones, tablets, and cameras, which is able to be bought after autumn of 2024, could have to be outfitted with a common USB Type-C port for wired charging. This regulation will bar Apple from promoting iPhones with its signature lightning port in most EU nations, together with France, Germany, and Italy.
This rule will go away the US tech big with three selections —
a) it can cease promoting iPhones in EU nations (which is extremely unlikely)
b) it can swap to a USB sort C port for charging and information switch, or
c) it could make iPhones that won’t function any ports and can introduce solely wi-fi charging.
(*14*) there may be hypothesis that Apple can introduce wi-fi charging, the possibilities of the identical are very low at the second. But as the EU legal guidelines will come into impact in the second half of 2024, if Apple launches iPhone 15 sequence with its lightning port, it won’t last on the retailer cabinets in Europe for lengthy.
Not solely the EU however India can be exploring a rule to introduce a charger for all units, for which the central authorities is in discussions with the trade stakeholders.
Due to these altering legal guidelines, many, together with Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, assume that iPhone 14 sequence might be the last to function a lightning port. According to Kuo, subsequent yr, Apple might transition to a USB Type-C port.
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