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The European Union has legislated that devices are going to have to standardize on USB-C as the charging mechanism in order to reduce e-waste. This common charger legislation requiring all smartphones and accessories to use USB-C will come into force in 2024.
While most Android devices have already standardized on USB-C, one company has been holding out on making this change -- Apple.
Well, you could say that Apple has embraced USB-C in many ways. It's used on the iPad, and Macs switched up entirely to using the port until the recent MacBook Pros started to add back other ports.
If Apple does go wireless, then the place where a dongle is going to be needed is CarPlay. Not everyone is going to want to buy a new car because they've upgraded their iPhone. A wireless adapter would solve this issue (for those looking to break free of the wire, you can already buy wireless CarPlay dongles).
The switch is also going to mean a lot of accessories getting junked over the next few years, although given how long iPhones last, the full transition to USB-C will take many years. So hopefully, those accessories still have a few useful years in them.
But if Kuo is right -- and he's right a lot more than he is wrong -- then Apple is going to wait until the last possible minute to make the transition to USB-C and use it as a way to sell more accessories.