There’s good news (I guess) for tech purchasing departments and frequent travelers: Apple now says it will eventually standardize around USB-C charging cables — because it has no choice. This follows a European Union (EU) decision to create a mandatory charging standard for small electronic devices.
‘We have no choice’ says Apple VP
Speaking at the WSJ Tech Live Conference, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, explained Apple’s position. His revelation followed a recent EU decision to require all manufacturers to use USB-C for charging small electronic devices such as iPhones by the end of 2024.