The European Union and its new legislation oblige large companies to include the USB-C port as a charging method before December 2024. Rumors suggest that Apple will introduce USB-C on your iPhone 15 this same month of September. However, in March a leaker reported that the Big Apple could be thinking of limiting the charging speed of the devices thanks to a chip inserted into the charging port that would limit those cables not certified by Apple. The European Union has already sent a letter to Apple warning that such practices would be illegal.
EU on iPhone 15: Limiting USB-C is illegal
The story about USB-C is giving a lot to talk about, especially considering that the legislation comes from the European Union and is nothing more than an imposition to change the charging port. Finally, Apple will introduce USB-C on the iPhone 15 in September. Some experts, as we have already mentioned, reported in March Apple’s intentions to reintroduce the MFI certificate to apply limitations to these cables both in charging and transfer speeds.
Apple will limit the capacity of non-certified USB-C cables in the iPhone 15
However, a German media reported a few weeks ago that the European Union has sent a letter to Apple. The objective? Warn that a possible limitation of functions would be illegal taking into account the new guidelines approved in October 2022. In fact, the author is Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services, who has signed the letter and has indicated that if these limitations are applied, the iPhone 15 could not be marketed in the European Union when the law came into force.
Remember that the law officially comes into force in December 2024, so if so, the iPhone 15 could still be marketed with these limitations on USB-C. However, from the European Union advocate that companies begin to prepare their devices With a view to the beginning of the validity of the legislation and they are already working on an explanatory dossier of the most controversial points of the law to ensure that there is a “uniform interpretation” of it throughout the world.