Apple breaks its silence on the demise of the iPhone Lightning cable

An Apple lightning cable on an illustration of a tombstone with an orange background
(Image credit: Apple / Drypsiak via Getty Images / Future)

The writing has been on the wall for Apple's Lightning charger for some time. Apple still uses its own charging tech for iPhone and for some accessories, but there's been much speculation that it will switch to USB-C for all devices. Even more so, after the European Union approved legislation to make the universal standard obligatory in Europe from 2024.

For the first time, we've now finally heard something like an official confirmation from Apple itself that Lightning will have to go. The company doesn't sound happy about it, but this might mean that the recently released iPhone 14 will be the last iPhone with Apple's own charging cable.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.