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Apple’s Move to USB-C Is Just a Stopgap Before Its Wireless Future

Apple’s canceled AirPower charging mat.

Apple’s canceled AirPower charging mat.

Photographer: Josh Edelson /Getty Images

Apple is set to shift from the Lightning charging port on the iPhone and other devices to USB-C to abide by a new European law, but the company is still planning on a wireless-first future. Also: Google rolls out its new Pixel phones and smartwatch, and developers continue to bemoan the state of iPadOS 16. 

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