iPhones May Need Redesign as EU Pushes for Common Charger

Jan

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Apple could be forced to redesign iPhone 13 to use USB-C charging port

Apple Inc. may have to redesign its iPhones to use USB-C charging ports under draft rules from the European Union aimed at cutting waste and simplifying life for consumers owning multiple devices.

In a move that could signal the end of Apple’s Lightning cable on iPhones, the European Commission said Thursday it wants a single type of charging port to be used for all smartphones and tablets as well as equipment such as cameras, some headphones, portable speakers and handheld video consoles.
 

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I'm sure the common charger debate has been going on for years and everyone - barring Apple - already have USB C ?
 

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What happens when they bring out a new USB standard, will they have to wait for EU approval

Talking in general, not just Apple
 

eg2505

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why should Apple care,? simply come out with a new phone with the new plug, downgrade the old ones to stop working slowly,
and the Sheeple will buy the iGarbage with a new plug, problem solved, all hail Apple!
 

konfab

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why should Apple care,? simply come out with a new phone with the new plug, downgrade the old ones to stop working slowly,
and the Sheeple will buy the iGarbage with a new plug, problem solved, all hail Apple!
"The only thing that has changed, is everything. The USB-C port on the new iPhone is a ground breaking innovation that makes your iPhone charge quicker on more devices"
 

backstreetboy

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The USB spec is a mess, this problem already happened when mobile devices originally got the USB-C connector.
Wrong chargers, wrong cables, devices without protection etc.
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