Craig Federighi and Greg Joswiak, senior executives responsible for Apple’s software and global marketing, were the guests of journalist Joanna Stern at the Wall Street Journal conference. The half-hour conversation, which can be viewed embedded below, was started by the WSJ journalist with the question, what is the situation with Lightning and USB-C? Joswiak first talked about the two most used connectors in the world, both are deservedly popular, and Federighi added that one of them has a funnier name.
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Joswiak said that there is a decade-long dispute between Apple and the EU regarding uniform charging connectors, to which the American company responded by saying that since the first iPhones, the adapter and the charging cable can be separated, so everyone can buy what they want. He added that, although he understands that the EU legislators basically have a positive goal, in the past they tried to make the micro-USB connector a standard like the USB-C is now, which fortunately did not succeed. After the slightly marketing-smelling answers, he finally said that Apple has no choice but to comply with the EU’s requests and regulations regarding USB-C, which is not a clear confirmation of the rumors, but he probably alluded to what had been rumored for some time. hear, and the following iPhones will come with a USB-C connector.
It was also mentioned in the conversation that for most iPhone buyers the cable is only used for charging, but at the same time it is worth mentioning that the USB 2.0 speed data transfer of the Lightning connector is not enough for smartphones capable of recording 48 MP photos and 4K ProRes videos, especially since iPads equipped with a USB-C (Thunderbolt USB 4) connector are also capable of gigabit speeds.