While there had been previous rumors surrounding Apple opting to use a USB Type-C connector for the 2019 iPhone, this week there has been related news regarding EU regulations and the pressure on companies to all adopt a universal charging standard.
USB is commonly used in every other smartphone as standard, but Apple has maintained its grip on using Lightning cables with their iPhone and iPad devices.
Now, EU regulating executives have spoken out according to Reuters, to say that they are still unhappy with the situation surrounding smartphone charging cables, stating that it remains a huge inconvenience to consumers.
As a result, Apple may come under further pressure to adopt USB chargers in future iPhones and this could put further strength behind those rumors about a USB Type-C charger coming to the 2019 iPhone upgrade.
Apple’s workaround at the moment of course is Lightning to USB adaptors, but do you agree that Apple need to get onboard with the rest and permanently switch to USB?
It would come at a loss of sales for Apple if it did happen, but with Google recently fined $5 billion by the same EU regulation board, they may not have a choice on this.
As an iPhone owner reading this, would you be happy to switch to a USB charging standard with future models, or do you want to stay with your Lightning cable?