As mentioned many times, the European Union recently published an amendment that essentially mandates manufacturers to offer USB-C as a charging port in their devices by a certain date. This, of course, also applies to California's Apple. The latter then, at least according to tipster Ku, is already preparing the AirPods Pro 2 headphones with USB-C.
AirPods Pro with USB-C
Last year, Apple launched the new AirPods Pro 2 headphones. In its category, it is one of the best products available on the market. The case on the AirPods Pro 2 still offers Lightning, however, it will be replaced by the aforementioned USB-C connector in the second or third quarter of this year.
Apple is responding to new European Union regulations so that they can continue to sell the product in EU countries. Kuo further revealed that Apple doesn’t plan to do the same for the classic AirPods 2 or AirPods 3 yet.
Apple completely switches to USB-C
The Lightning connector has been with us for years. However, it looks like we’ll be saying goodbye to it in the next two years and switching completely to USB-C. After all, the upcoming iPhone 15 is already scheduled to arrive with this port. Over time, Apple will replace its own connector with a newer standard for keyboards, trackpads and other devices as well.