Apple gets final deadline for switching iPhone to USB-C (but it's ages away!)

iPhone lightning port
(Image credit: Future)

Following the European Community finally passing a new law, back in October, mandating that all new smartphones must have a USB-C Type-C charging port from the end of 2024, now a firm deadline has been set. Via Engadget, we now know that phones (and other devices including tablets, headphones and portable speakers) will need to adopt USB-C charging by December 28, 2024. Devices that only support wireless charging will not be impacted. 

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.