The Lightning port on the new iPhone 13 remains a persistent annoyance considering the rest of the tech world, including the new iPad mini 6, have switched to USB-C. It seems the European Union has had enough of Apple sticking to its proprietary tech.
As reported by the New York Times, the EU has unveiled new legislation that would standardize phone charging ports among phone manufacturers, requiring that all new phones use USB-C from 2024 onward.
This could mean that the 2023 or 2024 iPhone would finally come with a USB-C port, in Europe at least. Granted, it would be silly for Apple to sell USB-C iPhones in Europe and Lightning iPhones everywhere else. So, if this legislation passes, it could effectively kill a proprietary port that was first introduced in 2012.