Apple may violate EU law if it encrypts iPhone 15 USB-C to limit charging speed

Apple may violate EU law if it encrypts iPhone 15 USB-C to limit charging speed

Apple will launch the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series mobile phones this fall, and in order to comply with the new EU law, these phones will use the USB-C interface, the new EU law requires manufacturers to Their devices use the USB-C open standard.

But there are rumors that Apple may implement its MFi (Made For iPhone) certification program for USB-C accessories, grading charging cables and accessories.

Since 2012, a tiny circuit in Apple devices has allowed MFi accessories to perform to their full potential in terms of charging and data transfer, and non-certified third-party products may not be compatible or work properly with the iPhone.

However, a Laptopmag investigation found that doing so could put Apple in breach of EU law, with one EU research document stating: “Maximum power shall mean the sum of the power required to maintain a radio device in operation and the power required to achieve maximum charging speed It is reported that the European Union stipulates that mobile phones and similar radio equipment, if they can be charged by wired charging, should be equipped with USB Type-C Receptacle converters, and if they also need to be charged above 5 volts or above 3 amps or high For charging at a voltage, current or power of 15 watts, the USB Power Delivery charging communication protocol should be used.

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Furthermore, in a press release issued last October, the EU wrote: “The harmonization of fast charging technologies will help prevent unreasonable restrictions on charging speeds by different manufacturers and help ensure that any charging device compatible with the Both have the same charging speed.”

Therefore, if Apple decides to add restrictions to USB-C accessories in the form of MFi, it may be considered illegal by the EU.

However, it was noticed that EU legislation does not mention data transfer, so Apple may also make a fuss in this regard.