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Apple Testing USB-C on iPhone 15 Ultra 2023

According to early rumors about the upcoming iPhones, the first USB-C iPhone may be referred to as the Apple iPhone 15 Ultra. Two of the most prominent Apple analysts have expressed similar views that Apple will abandon its existing iPhone Pro branding convention, which is where the iPhone 15 Ultra might come into play.

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There have long been rumors that the iPhone 15 will use a USB-C port instead of the Lightning connector. Now, a rule was just passed by the European Union Parliament to standardize all charging connectors for smartphones and tablets on USB-C. The next iPhone, likely to be called iPhone 15, will be ready for the new standard when it becomes mandatory at the end of 2024.

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According to a press statement from the European Parliament, the “long-awaited” universal charger for mobile devices will become a reality in 2024. “All mobile phones, tablets, and cameras sold in the EU must include a USB Type-C charging port,” the statement reads. In the spring of 2026, laptops will also be subject to the requirement.602 people voted in favor of the new law, 13 against it, and 8 abstained. This is a part of a larger EU initiative to lessen e-waste and give customers the power to choose more sustainably.

The new regulations will allow consumers to use a single charger for a wide variety of small and medium-sized portable electronic gadgets, eliminating the need for a different charger each time they buy a new device.

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Apple Testing USB-C on iPhone 15 Ultra 2023

All new mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, portable speakers, handheld game consoles, e-readers, keyboards, mice, portable navigation systems, earbuds, and laptops that can be recharged via a wired cable and operate with a power delivery of up to 100 Watts must have a USB Type-C port, regardless of the manufacturer.

With that in mind, Apple will likely need to release a few additional products with this port in addition to the USB-C-only iPhone 15. Rumor has claimed that the 10th-generation iPad will transition from Lightning to USB-C. And it would be understandable that the business revealed an updated MagSafe charging case for the previously unveiled AirPods Pro 2. Apple won’t have any issues with the Macs, either, as the lineup can be powered using a USB-C connection.

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Now that the Directive has been officially approved by the council and enacted by the European Parliament, it must be published in the EU Official Journal. Member states will have 12 months to implement the regulations after the transposition period has ended, and 20 days after the law is published, it will go into effect. It’s vital to remember that the new regulations would not apply to goods that were sold before the application date.

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