EU lawmakers impose single charger for all smartphones

AFP , Tuesday 4 Oct 2022

The EU parliament on Tuesday passed a new law requiring USB-C to be the single charger standard all new smartphones, tablets and cameras from late 2024.

EU common charger
Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session on the Radio Equipment Directive for a common charger for electronic devices during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 4, 2022. AFP


The measure, which EU lawmakers adopted with a vote 602 in favour, 13 against, will -- in Europe at least -- push Apple to drop its outdated Lightning port on its iPhones for the USB-C one already used by many of its competitors.

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