As you probably know, the European Union wants to pass a law that requires all manufacturers of phones and gadgets, including Apple, to use a USB port. -C and the main purpose of this work is to reduce electronic waste. Of course, Apple had previously opposed the law and continues to use the Lightning port for the iPhone.
Apple says that migrating to the USB-C port actually means more electronic waste than continuing. Will be using the Lightning port; Because in this case, users need new cables and chargers. Apple is raising the issue as new iPads and MacBooks with USB-C ports hit the market, and the move has not met with widespread protests from users.
Apple's resistance to change
But Apple's argument from various aspects at all It does not make sense because leaving out the Lightning port will not only increase electronic waste, but will not cause users to protest. But the fact is that Apple will lose significant revenue from the sale of cables and accessories based on this port, and will also have less control over the iPhone peripherals and their manufacturers.
We have to mention the MFi certification, which stands for Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad and is given to the accessory manufacturers by Apple. Products that have this certification actually meet Apple standards, and Apple makes money from all of these accessories.
Apple always advises all users to use accessories that connect to the iPhone port. Buy company-approved products because otherwise their iPhone will be damaged. That's why many iPhone users always want to use Apple-approved accessories.
Move to iPhone without any ports
Rule The new EU will force Apple to use the USB-C port for the iPhone if approved, which the company has so far resisted. But on the other hand, if that pressure increases, Apple will probably implement programs to remove the iPhone port more quickly.
By doing so, instead of surrendering to the USB-C port, it can Eliminate any iPhone port in general and lead users to use dedicated wireless charging methods. For those who think that the iPhone does not have a port, it is very important for Apple not to lose access to accessories and maintain control over the ecosystem.
On the other hand, migrating to the USB-C port used by all types of gadgets (including newer iPads and MacBooks) makes perfect sense. It seems. The iPhone is the most popular gadget that uses a dedicated standard for its port, making it easier for millions of users around the world to use the USB-C port. USB-C also has no weaknesses against Lightning in terms of waterproof standards, data transfer speeds and charging speeds, and in this regard we can mention the new Android phones and iPads.
Although millions of iPhone users want to use the port They are USB-C, but it is also possible that Apple and the European Union will agree to continue using the Lightning port. Lightning is a well-established ecosystem that millions of users now use its cables and accessories. Apple is both making a lot of money using this standard and maintaining extensive control over its ecosystem.
But Apple's move to remove the iPhone port and support Magsif (or another wireless charging standard) poses a number of problems. On the one hand, millions of users have to buy new chargers, which creates a lot of electronic waste. On the other hand, with this technology, charging speed and data transfer speed are reduced, and at the same time, these types of chargers are bigger than wired chargers.
In any case, Apple is a $ 2.4 trillion company, and certainly without gaining Lightning standard revenues will not be a serious problem either. So maybe Cook will eventually accept the iPhone migrating to the USB-C port. Apple already has proprietary standards such as Magsif, AirPlay, and Find My, and there are rumors about the introduction of a laptop magnetic charger, each of which will bring significant revenue to the company.
From a profit point of view, migrating to USB-C would mean reducing Apple's control and opening the hands of iPhone users. And as we have seen time and time again, Apple hates to do so and has no interest in increasing its users' choice.
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Source: The Verge