The European Union approved in October of this year a directive that obliges Manzana to make their products for that market, with a USB Type-C port instead of the characteristic cable entry lightning that was incorporated into the devices of the company.
This decision not only implies that the next iPhone 15 and all later models of the smartphone of Apple in that region, They must be sold with this feature in the European market, but they must also make these changes in the rest of the products that make up the Apple ecosystem such as iPad Y Mac along with their accessories.
As of September 2023, the date on which the new models of the series will be presented iPhone 15the following accessories must present this change:
All AirPods models
The members of the series AirPods has a cable entry lightning in their charging cases, as well as on their sides as in the case of AirPods Max. Although some of them present a wireless charging as an option, users will have to decide if they want to buy the models with this type of input or wait for the launch of the new ones Models.
This change in the hardware of the equipment could generate some type of variation in the sales figures of the accessories of sound.
Some Beats headphones
Since 2014, the manufacturing company of earphones and headphones belongs to Manzanaso the directive of the European Union It also involves a modification in the products of this brand as it is part of the series of products from the Cupertino company.
Despite the fact that some of these products already have a USB of type C, which indicates the beginning of the change within the company’s products, not all have made the adaptation, although it is to be expected that by next year the vast majority of its devices already have this modification.
MagSafe Duo Chargers
Although this accessory is useful to facilitate the burden of the devices Manzanathe cable they currently use remains as one lightningso it will be necessary to make adaptations for next year.
These modifications must be present before the end of the year 2024so the company has time to adapt an accessory as important as its chargers.
The special keyboard for devices like computers Mac You will also need to make changes to your design and way of loading to adapt to the demands of the European Union.
Despite the fact that some have the characteristic of working without a cable connection, since they work based on Bluetoothif they need a cable to charge and it will be this aspect that will need modifications so that the transition to USB of type C does not affect the charging cycles of the devices.
Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad
Same as him Magic Keyboardboth the keyboard and these accessories will have to adapt their inputs to the new power cables. C-type in order to charge the devices. No additional modifications are expected, such as the change in the location of the port In none of the cases.
Users who decide to buy products from Manzana in one of the countries of the European Union to distribute them in some country of Latin America These modifications must be taken into account to avoid inconveniences at the time of sale.