European Union wants one common charger for all mobile devices to be made

Ruben Fields
January 18, 2020

The regulator is determined to cut down on electronic waste being created by obsolete cables, which it estimates generate more than 51,000 tonnes of waste per year.

This week, members of the European Parliament held a hearing on a measure to require smartphone-makers to produce a common charger for all mobile and portable devices sold in the region, including tablets, electronic readers and digital cameras. The company said "More than one billion Apple devices have shipped using a Lightning connector in addition to an entire ecosystem of accessory and device manufacturers who use Lightning to serve our collective customers." . If Apple is already considering Type-C port for future iPhones, there's nothing to be anxious about. Our thoughts tend to fall on the side of Apple switching to USB Type-C (universal charging) at some point next year and then moving to exclusively wireless charging a few years after that.

Standardizing on USB-C will straight decrease charger and cable damage as they're reused for plenty of gadgets.

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"[The] industry proposed to continue allowing for proprietary solution instead of implementing one common charger possibility", said Sefcovicto. Majority of customers use Apple Lightning, USB 2.0 Micro B and USB Type C, as of today. The other alternative would be to go fully wireless. Or now no longer it is miles the dream we now bear all been eyeing since USB-C started arriving in telephones, capsules and laptops. With the Type-C port, Apple would be rendering the old Lightning cables useless.

"MEPs called for a renewed effort to develop a common charger for certain categories of radio equipment, in particular mobile phones, because it would simplify their use and would reduce unnecessary waste and costs", states a press release. And it is miles straight forward to seem how forcing standardization on a single port would maybe perchance perchance decelerate pattern of the next technology of charging and records alternate suggestions. New charging solutions, including wireless charging, continue to be developed as tech giants including Apple argued that the European Union was blocking innovation.

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