Apple rejects the idea of ​​having a USB-C port on iPhones: “It goes against innovation”

The European Commission wants all cell phones to have a USB-C port, including iPhone. Apple does not want.

The European Union has officially launched the initiative so that all electronic devices have the same charging port. This greatly affects Apple,  who continues to work with the Lightning ports instead of the USB-C.

Given this, the Cupertino company has decided to respond to the measure , rejecting it outright.

“We remain concerned that strict regulation requiring only one type of connector stifles innovation rather than encouraging it, which in turn will harm consumers in Europe and around the world,” the company said in a statement collected by Reuters. .

He also expressed concern about the 24-month transition period for companies to comply with the legislation once it is adopted.

“We are not against Apple”

The Commission’s industry chief, Thierry Breton, spoke about the company’s comments.

“I’ve known these companies for years. Every time we come up with a proposal, they start to say ‘oh, it will be against innovation .’ No, it is not against innovation, it is not against anyone. Like everything else. what the Commission does is for consumers, “he said.

The European Commission said it was not targeting Apple and only acted because the companies could not agree on a common solution despite a decade of talks, which have reduced the number of mobile phone chargers to three from 30.

The proposal needs the green light from European Union member states and commission lawmakers, after which companies will have two years to adapt their devices.