EU member states will be prohibited from using USB Type-C chargers for charging all devices.
USB Type-C compliant chargers have been made mandatory by the end of 2024 for charging all devices in EU member states. Apple has opposed the bill, calling it “unnecessary.”
The European Union (EU) has decided that all member countries will use the same standard charger for smartphones and tablets. It was first proposed a decade ago. However, member states agreed on a draft law on Tuesday.
After the implementation of this law, all users using smartphones and tablets in European countries will be able to charge their devices with the same type of charger.
Andrei Kvachiev, a member of the European Parliament from Bulgaria, has been part of negotiations between member states on drafting the law. “The new law will make the lives of European consumers easier and it will be better for the environment,” he said. Redeem and also save the environment from electronic waste weighing about 11,000 tons per year. “
Under the law, USB Type-C compliant chargers must be used to charge all devices by the end of 2024.
Opposition to Apple
The move by the European Union is a major blow to Apple, the world’s largest maker of smartphones and tablets. Apple also opposed the volunteer campaign, which began in 2009 and promised to reduce the number of chargers.
Apple uses the ‘Lightning’ charger for most of its mobile devices. Apple has called the new European law “unnecessary.”
This is the first agreement of its kind to be reached between the member states of the European Union. Earlier, the phone companies failed to find a common solution on their own.