Apple could be forced by the US government to make USB-C iPhones

The iPhone 14 could be the last iPhone with a Lightning port, thanks to US lawmakers interested in creating a common charging standard.

Three Democratic senators have written to the US Secretary of Commerce to address the problems of e-waste and excessive user costs by getting electronics manufacturers to sell mobile products in the US that use the same charging/data port (via The edge (opens in new tab)† The trio’s request is similar to legislation passed by the EU earlier this month, that would force Apple to use USB-C ports on all its devices by 2024

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