February 5, 2023

The deadline set by the European Union for device manufacturers to move to USB-C is December 27, 2024. This means Apple will have to discontinue the iPhone Lightning connector.

Although the EU’s decision was already made, the date (via Engadget (opens new tab)The new development is ). This means that the 2024 iPhone 16 can use USB-C without any problems, but the 2025 iPhone 17 will need it.