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Apple may be forced to use USB cables on future iPhones

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?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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