EU regulation mandating that USB-C become the default charging protocol

Apple has officially affirmed that it will change future iPhones from Lightning to USB-C in order to comply with the law.

Joswiak didn't specify a specific date for the change because the law won't take effect until 2024.

There's a chance that Lightning will remain a feature of the iPhone 15.

Apple might hurry up and implement the necessary change.

Next year's iPhone 15 is expected to adopt USB-C, according to rumours.

When asked if this change would apply globally or just in Europe, Joswiak refused to give a straight answer, so there is still some uncertainty.

If Apple moves to using USB-C for its iPhones, it will create a lot of e-waste

Since the billions of Lightning cables around the world will no longer be useable with future products.