A bill to oblige all smartphones including iPhone to support USB Type-C is passed in the EU

The European Parliament has passed a bill that requires smartphones and tablets to have a USB Type-C port. By the end of 2024, all smartphones, tablets and cameras released in the EU will have a USB Type-C port. In addition, by the spring of 2026, notebook PCs will also be required to have a USB Type-C port.

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Most of the Android smartphones in circulation at the time of article creation are equipped with a USB Type-C port. In addition, Apple's iPad and MacBook also have a USB Type-C port, so if you prepare a USB Type-C cable, you can charge multiple types of devices such as Android smartphones and MacBooks. However, the iPhone 14 series announced in September 2022 still has only the Lightning port, and even when dealing with products from the same company, such as MacBooks and iPhones, it is necessary to prepare multiple types of cables. I'm here.

Under such circumstances, the EU announced in January 2020 that it was deliberating a `` bill to enable the use of a common charger for all mobile phones ''. The EU cited ``reducing the waste of electronic equipment'' and ``making the lives of consumers a little easier'' as reasons for deliberating the bill, but Apple said, ``A law requiring a common charger is required. In that case, hundreds of millions of devices and accessories that support Lightning will become useless, and an unprecedented amount of e-waste will be generated.' Therefore, the regulation itself is unnecessary,' he argued against the EU bill.

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Despite Apple's counterargument, in June 2022, EU member states agreed to make USB Type-C mandatory, and on October 4, 2022, the European Parliament passed a bill. With the passage of the bill, smartphones, tablets and cameras sold in the EU after the end of 2024 will be required to have a USB Type-C port for charging, and in the spring of 2026, notebook PCs will also have a USB Type-C port. is required to be installed.

In addition, the European Parliament said, 'New mobile phones and tablets, digital cameras, headphones, headsets, handheld game consoles, portable speakers, e-readers, keyboards, mice, mobile navigation, earphones that supply up to 100W of power over wired connections. , Notebook PCs will be required to have a USB Type-C port regardless of manufacturer,' and it seems that many devices, including smartphones, can be charged with a USB Type-C cable in the EU.

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