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According to Mr. Gurman, Apple will integrate the USB-C port into its accessories before embarking on wireless charging. – Benin News

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PARIS, Oct. 10 (Benin News / EP) –

Apple adaoptar blueprints the USB-C port in its next accessories, the wireless earphones AirPods and its various versions, as a springboard to extend wireless charging to all its devices, according to analyst Mark Gurman.

The European Parliament last Tuesday approved the USB-C port as a single charger, which means that all new smartphones marketed in member countries from the end of 2024 will have to integrate it. regardless of the manufacturer’s brand.

Because of this, the iPhone designer will also be forced to remove its proprietary Lightning charging port and adopt USB Type-C in its new devices to date.

This change was already anticipated by Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman, who said adoption of the port would materialize in 2023 iPhones, a forecast shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In his latest “Power On” newsletter, Mr. Gurman indicated that this transition will not only affect the brand’s phones, but will also include the new charging port on accessories and future versions of the phones. AirPods, both on cell phones and on computers. the standard model as well as the Pro and Max models.

The analyst believes that this change will be an intermediate step before opting for a wireless charging future and that it is very likely that at some point the brand will start to make… switching to inductive charging on iPhone and iPad.

Gurman suggests this move is due to the EU waiver, under which certain items (including accessories such as smartwatches) would be exempt from the introduction of this type of port.

“I would bet that inductive charging and Apple’s wireless future is an effective solution,” said the analyst, who recalled the failed attempt at the AirPower wireless charging device.

Introduced by Apple in 2017, it allowed users to place up to three devices on this wireless charging station as a power source, without having to… place them in specific places.