Apple is also joining the campaign to make one type of charger worldwide. Along with this, having the same type of charger in the Apple ecosystem and other electronic devices has been analyzed as an important change.

Less than a year after the European Union passed the policy of implementing USB-C on smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, portable speakers and other devices by 2024, Apple is about to prepare a universal charging system for the iPhone.

Especially when consumers buy new devices, they have to buy new cables and chargers. In this situation, keeping in mind the problem of increasing electronic waste and increasing the financial burden on consumers, the European Union brought a policy to make USB-C a universal charging system.

CCS Insight analyst Ben Wood also said that this policy of the European Union forced Apple to change the design it has been following for years. Thus, Apple has already implemented the USB-C charging system in devices including Macbook and iPad. Still, the company resisted making the switch to the iPhone.

Later, after the European Union warned of sanctions, Apple reversed its decision. Last year, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswiak, made a statement that the lightning charger was designed to charge devices fast in public spaces.

"But we must accept the policy of the EU," he said at a public ceremony. "We have no other choice," Joswiak said at the time. We do this with self-satisfaction.

History of the Lightning Charger

Apple released the lightning charger in 2012 along with the iPhone 5. Before that, Apple implemented such a charging system by replacing the 30-pin dock connector.

Thus, the dock connector was also suitable for fast charging and reverse charging (charging another device from the phone). Along with this, the company forced users to purchase a $30 Lightning adapter to promote its accessories business. With the help of which old clocks, alarm clocks and speakers could be charged.

Due to this, all the ecosystem of Apple was under the control of the same company. Apple made a good income by selling not only devices but also lightning cables and related accessories.

After that, Apple made Apple's devices not effectively supported by third-party accessories through the Made for iPhone program. Now, with the adoption of the USB-C system, it is expected that Apple will not be able to control its ecosystem to the same extent that it previously controlled it.

However, there is a possibility that Apple can keep the Apple ecosystem under its own control by making its own branded USB-C cable. In particular, Apple's cable can attract users by bringing features such as fast charging, protecting the battery from damage, etc.

What does this mean for iPhone users?

Apple is almost certain to bring a USB-C cable to the iPhone 15. However, it is not clear whether it is only for Pro and Pro Max or for all models.

iPhone users of other models can upgrade to models that Apple provides USB-C charging. Especially users facing charging limitations are likely to shift to iPhone 15 devices with USB-C cables.

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