Apple may bring USB-C ports to AirPods, and Mac accessories by 2024


San Francisco, Oct 10

Tech giant Apple might bring USB-C ports to AirPods and Mac accessories by 2024, the media reported.

According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the company might introduce USB-C to its newest AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods by the year 2024, while Mac accessories like the Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad may convert to USB-C as soon as the next year.

"It's a safe bet that those accessories will move to USB-C in their next incarnation", Gurman was quoted as saying.

As the European Union moves to mandate USB-C charging on new smartphones, tablets, and headphones introduced in the territory in late 2024, there has been a rumoured shift away from Lightning ports.

Before EU legislation takes effect, Apple will replace its AirPods, the report said.

Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod, has said that Apple should include a USB-C port in iPhones, as the European Union passed a resolution on USB Type-C as a standard charging port.

The debate started when a Twitter user questioned if the iPod would succeed if Apple were forced to utilise USB 1.0 rather than the fast FireWire technology.

"I can't see a problem. The world has converged on USB-C. The physical and user limits have been hit. Next up is wireless per, not a diff physical connection. So I'm not too worried about this regulation. They're simply forcing Apple to do the right thing. It's overdue frankly", Fadell posted on Twitter.


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