EU to Finalize Law on Common Charger And to Use USB-C on iPhones on June 7!
EU decided on an ordinary charger standard Apple to use USB-C on June 7!
EU to Finalize Law on Common Charger:
EU countries and EU lawmakers are set to agree on a common charging port for mobile phones, tablets, and headphones on June 7 major setback for Apple. The proposal for a single mobile charging port was first approached by the European Commission more than a decade ago as iPhone and Android users complained about having to use different chargers for their smartphones.
EU to Finalize Law on Common USB Port:
iOS-based devices are charged from a Lightning cable whereas Android-based devices are powered using USB-C connectors. Upcoming Tuesday will be the second and likely to be the final one between EU countries and EU lawmakers on the topic, “an indication of a strong push to get a deal done.” said the people.
Issues include broadening the scope of the proposal for laptops, a key demand by EU lawmakers that is likely to impact Samsung, Huawei, and other device makers. EU lawmakers also want to include a wireless charging system to be harmonized by the year 2025 while EU countries and the Commission want a long lead-in period for technical reasons.
Apple has not commented on the June 7 meeting, but it has previously argued strongly that forcing the adoption of USB-C could create more e-waste.
Separately, there are rumors that 2023’s iPhone 15 will adopt USB-C. If mandated, the law would replace the existing micro-USB mandate. It’s not clear what will happen if a future version of USB replaces the USB-C connector with another form factor.
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