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Eu plans to mandate universal chargers for phones, tablets Apple may be affected

via:快科技     time:2021/9/22 11:06:16     readed:94

Sept. 22 - According to media reports, people familiar with the matter said the European Commission will present a proposal on ThursdayAttempts to legislate universal chargers for phones, tablets and headphones.

If the legislation succeeds, apple will be greatly affected.

For more than a decade, eu officials and lawmakers have considered forcing manufacturers to use universal chargers,This not only protects the environment, but also facilitates the use of users.

Apple, which uses the Lightning port for its iPhone, has argued that forcing chargers into a single specification would stifle innovation and create huge amounts of e-waste.

A 2019 study by the European Commission,Half of the chargers sold in eu phones in 2018 used USB Micro-B connectors, 29% used Type-C and 21% used Lightning.

It is worth mentioning that in the past few years, the European Union legislated to unify the standards of chargers for most mobile phones and other electronic devices, and micro-USB interface won out.

Most Android phones on the market have been upgraded to USB-C ports,Apple is still using Lightning.

It is not clear what type of interface the EU will require, but it is likely to be USB-C.


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