Apple continues to struggle with new regulations that will force the company to produce iPhone models and other products with a USB-C port in the future.
“The European Commission is working on legal action that would require phone manufacturers to adopt USB-C ports as a standard. While the vast majority of modern mobile devices now support USB-C, the iPhone still has its own Lighting connector. This is especially confusing given that most new iPad and MacBook models charge via USB-C,” said Politico, a political journalism newspaper.
The European Commission has been working for a long time on legislation aimed at charging Apple from lighting. Just today, the EU presented a new legislative proposal in which it sees that all manufacturers (including Apple) must adopt uniform charging standards by 2024.
These rules apply not only to mobile phones, but to all gadgets, such as cameras, tablets, wireless headphones and portable game consoles. In addition to this, he also asked manufacturers not to stock new phones with chargers in order to cut down on e-waste.
Given the fact that many manufacturers use USB-C, as noted above, this won’t be a problem for most other than Apple. This proposal must win a majority vote in the European Parliament in terms of its application. Once this proposal is accepted, manufacturers will be given 24 months to implement it.
“Are your chargers piling up in a drawer? We offer a general charger for mobile phones and other similar electronic devices. One charger will be more convenient for people and reduce e-waste,” the European Commission said in a statement.
Are your chargers piling up in a drawer?
We offer a general charger for mobile phones and other similar electronic devices.
A single charger will be more convenient for people and reduce electronic waste.
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) September 23, 2021
“Chargers power all of our most essential electronic devices, more and more chargers are being sold that are not interchangeable or not needed, we are putting an end to this. With our offer, European consumers will be able to use one charger for all their portable electronics. An important step towards increasing convenience and reducing waste,” Commissioner Thierry Breton said in a press release.
The European Commission’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said the policy is socially friendly and will reduce the burden on people to carry around different chargers.
“European consumers have long been frustrated by the incompatible chargers that have piled up in their drawers. We have given the industry enough time to come up with a solution of its own, now is the time for legislative action on the generic charger,” said Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, speaking of charger policy.
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