Apple wants to limit USB Type-C on iPhones

The battle between Apple and the standard Usb Type-C seems to be endless and is enriched with a new episode.

As you know by now, thanks to new EU regulations that go into effect next year, Apple will be forced to integrate the USB-C port on its iPhones. Still, there could be a twist around the corner.
According to some rumors from China, the Cupertino company is planning to use a customized integrated circuit (IC) interface for the port, which would allow it to authenticate the peripherals to be connected. Exactly what Apple did with its Lightning port.

The authentication process integrated in the Lightning interface is in fact able to return warnings such as: “This accessory is not supported” when the user uses a device that was not created by Apple and which is not part of its licensing program “Made for iPhones”.

Obviously, since it is a rumor, it is news to be taken with a grain of salt. It’s also worth noting that none of Apple’s mobile devices that already use USB Type-C integrate this customization.

It’s unclear whether adding the custom IC chip would really have any major implications regarding the functionality of non-Apple and non-MFi accessories, but it’s possible that some features like fast charging and high-speed data transfer could be limited on accessories not original.

It is not conceivable that such accessories do not work at all: if so, most likely. the EU would intervene, as behavior would defeat the reason why USB Type-C was imposed as a universal interface.

In previous leaks regarding USB Type-C limitations on iPhones, it was claimed that only the Pro iPhones will have fast charging and data speeds, while the base models will use USB 2.0 speeds, identical to Lightning.

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