Apple is being forced to produce iPhones with USB Type-C ports.
Apple is being forced to produce iPhones with USB Type-C ports
Apple is still grappling with new laws that will require the corporation to create iPhone models and other goods with USB-C ports in the future.
“The European Commission is working on legislation that will mandate phone makers to use USB-C connectors as the norm.” While the great majority of modern mobile devices now use USB-C, the iPhone retains its unique Lighting connection. This is especially perplexing given that most current iPad and MacBook models are charged through USB-C,” claimed Politico, a political journalism media firm.
For a long time, the European Commission has been working on legislation to address Apple’s lighting charge. The European Commission just released a new legislative proposal that calls on all manufacturers (including Apple) to adopt uniform charging standards by 2024.
These regulations apply to all electronic devices, including cameras, tablets, wireless headphones, and portable video gaming consoles. In addition, it has instructed manufacturers not to provide chargers with new phones in order to reduce e-waste.
Given that many manufacturers employ USB-C, as previously stated, it would not be a source of concern for all but Apple. In terms of applications, this proposal must receive a majority vote in the European Parliament. Manufacturers will have 24 months to comply if this plan is approved.
“Do your chargers stack up in the drawer?” We suggest a universal charger for mobile phones and other electrical gadgets. A single charger would make life easier for consumers and prevent electrical waste, according to the European Commission’s tweet.
Are your chargers piling up in a drawer?
We propose a common charger for mobile phones and other similar electronic devices.
A single charger will be more convenient for people and will reduce electronic waste.
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) September 23, 2021
“Chargers power all of our most important electronic equipment; as more chargers that are not interchangeable or necessary are offered, we are putting a stop to it.” With our plan, European customers will be able to charge all of their portable gadgets with a single charger. In a news release, commissioner Thierry Breton stated, “This is an essential move to boost convenience and decrease waste.”
Margrethe Vestager, executive vice president of the European Commission, explained how this strategy is public-friendly and would relieve users of the burden of carrying several charges.