On October 24 this year, the Council of Europe approved that from 2024, all kinds of electronic devices sold in the EU, such as mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, and so on, must use the Type-C charging interface, and consumers can also choose whether to buy a separate charger or not when purchasing electronic equipment.
Now, the EU has officially given this date, that is, by December 28, 2024 (the devices that will implement the new rules include tablets, digital cameras, headphones and handheld video game consoles). At that time, all EU member states will have to comply with this rule and make it an enforcement standard.
In other words, if the iPhone is not a USB-C interface before December 28, 2024, it cannot be sold in the European Union, while laptops will be implemented on April 28, 2026.
It is worth mentioning that the information revealed by the industry chain shows that Apple is already preparing a port-free version of iPhone, charging entirely by wireless rather than switching to Type-C.
Supply chain sources also revealed that Apple will switch over the USB-C interface from iPhone 15, which may lose billions of dollars a year, but there is no way out.