A unified charging interface for the iPhone to switch to USB-C is not far off

2022-06-18 0 By

As we all know, the Lightning charging port has always been one of the unique symbols of the iPhone.Due to the worldwide sales of iPhone, the utilization rate of Lightning data line also occupies a large proportion in the world.According to a 2019 study by the European Commission, 50 percent of chargers sold with mobile phones in 2018 were equipped with micro USB cables and 29 percent were USB-C cables.The remaining 21 percent are iPhone users using Lightning cables.Since Apple released iPhone 5 in 2012, the Lightning port has been used in all generations of iphones for nearly 10 years.In the past two years, with the increasing awareness of environmental protection in the world, people from all walks of life have expressed that in order to reduce e-waste and avoid waste of resources, the charging interface of electronic devices should be unified as soon as possible.Now, the proposal to cancel the Lightning port and fully adopt USB-C port has become a hot topic in the outside world.According to a new report from Reuters, EU lawmakers and member states could reach a common agreement on charging ports for mobile phones, tablets and headphones by the end of the year.Agius Saliba, a MEMBER of the European Parliament who is spearheading the proposed legislation, said he hoped parliament would vote on the proposal in May before negotiations with EU countries could begin.Agius Saliba said she wanted to expand the scope of the bill to include smart watches, e-books, smart toys, keyboards and mice, all electronic devices that consume less than 100 watts of power.Meanwhile, lawmakers have raised ambitious expectations for the bill to take effect within six months of its passage into law.If the agenda goes well, a legislative agreement to implement a unified USB-C charging interface is expected by the end of this year.At that point, apple, under political pressure, is also expected to compromise, or break with a decade-old design tradition.In fact, proposals to unify charging ports are also being made in Korea.As early as January this year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology made clear its attitude towards unified charging interface in a reply letter sent by ding Lei, CEO of NetEase.According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, most of the original chargers and data lines were left idle after users replaced the equipment, causing huge waste.While vigorously promoting charging interface and technology integration is conducive to reducing e-waste and improving resource utilization efficiency.At present, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has taken a series of measures to promote the unification of charging interfaces.It includes strengthening the formulation of technical specifications for terminal equipment charging, promoting the integration and interconnection of various quick charging technologies, and promoting the recycling and utilization of waste electrical appliances and electronics.At present, it seems that unified charging interface has been the general trend in the industry, and lightning data line may really be cool.However, for the majority of users, it is a good thing to replace lightning port with USB-C port.Especially for multi-device users, using different specifications of data cable is obviously very troublesome.Apple’s ultimate goal, though, is to do away with the charging port and go wireless.But until then, as a transition, many users are hoping Apple will introduce an iPhone with a USB-C port that can charge multiple devices.Do you want Apple to make an iPhone with usB-C?To learn more about the use of Apple equipment knowledge and skills and query warranty, you can follow my wechat public number: CXKJ-001 (Apple fan club).