With the EU having voted in favour of making USB-C the common charging standard by 2024, Apple has had no choice but to align its charging plug with other manufacturers.

Apple handsets currently use the “lightning connector” for their devices. Reluctantly, Apple has announced they will be making the switch to USB-C. Apple’s worldwide marketing chief, Greg Joswiak claimed it would stop innovation to better tech and force companies to adopt standards that are not the best.

Speaking at the Journal’s Tech Live event Joswiak, said Apple will “obviously…have to comply” with the EU ruling, adding “we’ve no choice.”

No more asking "what handset do you use?" before asking if someone has a charger you could borrow.