Is Apple breaking the law? ‘Made For iPhone’ USB-C lockdown could be illegal under new EU rules Reviews

USB-C iPhone

Could Apple’s rumored plan to introduce the “Made for iPhone” program on all USB-C iPhones be illegal under the new EU rules? As you can probably guess from the headline, the answer (based on my interpretation) is “yes.”

It all started when I wrote about Apple completely missing the point of adopting an open standard like USB-C. A leaker suggested the company was looking to implement a verification chip that would artificially restrict charging and data speeds of any USB-C accessory from a company that isn’t part of this certification program.