The year 2023 has been a turning point for the Cupertino company. Not only have they launched new generations of products and processors, but it has also been the year in which they have had to materialize the pressures from the European Union regarding standards regulation. These are none other than the universal connectors, mandatory from 2024 on all electronic devices. Included on iPhone. Now, rumor has it, Apple may take a step further, which will be a relief from many headaches.
First there were laptops. Afterwards, we were able to see the tablets. Some other accessories have also fallen. Desktop computers followed in their wake. And now it has been phones that have adopted USB type C connectors. However, despite the fact that the vast majority of what previously had Lightning now has a standard connector, and despite the many praises they have received for incorporating the port reversible, Californians have been criticized for (essential) things being left out.
Accessories have been the great forgotten ones
Although Apple has adopted USB Type C, it has not done so uniformly, neither in time nor in devices. Although in the main line of products there are no longer devices with USB type C, within the new models that have been presented, the truth is that many of the accessories that interact with them continue to maintain a proprietary connector.
Accessories such as Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, third-generation AirPods or AirPods Ma continue with the Lightning port. And if we look at the first three mentioned, these come included with a product whose only connection ports are USB type C: the 24-inch iMac.
Apple has been the subject of great criticism precisely for this move. Since for many users it is confusing to have an ecosystem with USB type C, a computer with USB type C and accessories that require Lightning. However, this is about to change.
They would complete the transition
As reported by the English-speaking news outlet 9to5Mac, “Apple is planning this change in spring 2024.” Therefore, if what is being rumored is true, we would have a much more complete transition in terms of the ecosystem of physical connection ports.
And what are the accessories that this change would affect? The Magic Keyboard (in all its variations), Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad are targeted, which are the essential accessories for the iMac, or failing that, the official accessories compatible with other desktop models, such as the Mac mini, the Mac Studio or the Mac Pro.
Thus, a lot of headaches would end for many users, since they would be using the same cable to charge the iPhone as they do to charge the iPad, MacBook or mouse and keyboard. and if we focus on charging these with an iMac, the duplication of cables also ends.