- iPhone 15 rumored to swap Lightning port for USB-C.
- Change aligns with the EU's USB-C mandate for mobile devices by 2024.
- Apple's "Wonderlust" event on September 12 might unveil the new iPhone.
Apple's about to shake things up with its iconic iPhone! Reliable sources suggest that the tech behemoth will introduce a charging twist for its soon-to-launch iPhone 15. The upcoming devices are rumored to ditch the beloved Lightning port – a feature Apple enthusiasts have grown accustomed to since 2012 – in favor of the more versatile USB-C format.
But wait, Apple's not entirely new to the USB-C game. Remember those sleek MacBooks and iPads? Yep, they've already been sporting this universal connector. And it's not just an Apple thing. USB-C has become something of a tech world darling, found in devices from various brands. The European Union has even jumped on the USB-C bandwagon, with a recent legislation mandating its inclusion in all mobile phones, tablets, and cameras sold within the union by the end of 2024. They're extending the same love to laptops by 2026.
Why the change, you ask? It's unclear if this shift is entirely Apple's brainchild or a response to EU's regulations, but there's no doubt the move is significant. With the "Wonderlust" event just around the corner on September 12, the anticipation is palpable. Speculations are rife that the iPhone 15 will be the star of the show. However, it's worth noting that Apple's iPhone sales saw a slight dip of 3.7% in the first three quarters of its fiscal 2023 year.
In the last quarter alone, the iPhone sales recorded a 2.4% drop. But CFO Lucas Maestri remains hopeful, suggesting a brighter scenario for the iPhone in the upcoming quarter. Oh, and for the Apple aficionados out there, rumor mills hint at the debut of the ninth series of the Apple Watch at the same event.
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