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Apple Must Adopt USB-C for iPhone By the End of 2024 [EU]

Apple Must Adopt USB-C for iPhone By the End of 2024 [EU]

Posted October 4, 2022 at 2:03pm by iClarified
In an overwhelming vote, the European Parliament made the USB-C connector mandatory today for all phones, tablets, cameras, and other electronic devices. This means Apple will need to adopt USB-C for all new iPhone and iPads sold in the EU by the end of 2024.

The new law, adopted by plenary on Tuesday with 602 votes in favour, 13 against and 8 abstentions, is part of a broader EU effort to reduce e-waste and to empower consumers to make more sustainable choices. Under the new rules, consumers will no longer need a different charger every time they purchase a new device, as they will be able to use one single charger for a whole range of small and medium-sized portable electronic devices.

Regardless of their manufacturer, all new mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones and headsets, handheld videogame consoles and portable speakers, e-readers, keyboards, mice, portable navigation systems, earbuds and laptops that are rechargeable via a wired cable, operating with a power delivery of up to 100 Watts, will have to be equipped with a USB Type-C port.

All devices that support fast charging will now have the same charging speed, allowing users to charge their devices at the same speed with any compatible charger.

Parliament’s rapporteur Alex Agius Saliba (S&D, MT) said: “The common charger will finally become a reality in Europe. We have waited more than ten years for these rules, but we can finally leave the current plethora of chargers in the past. This future-proof law allows for the development of innovative charging solutions in the future, and it will benefit everyone - from frustrated consumers to our vulnerable environment. These are difficult times for politics, but we have shown that the EU has not run out of ideas or solutions to improve the lives of millions in Europe and inspire other parts of the world to follow suit”

Council will have to formally approve the Directive before it is published in the EU Official Journal. It will enter into force 20 days after publication. Member states will then have 12 months to transpose the rules and 12 months after the transposition period ends to apply them. The new rules would not apply to products placed on the market before the date of application.

Due to the new law, Apple is expected to equip the iPhone 15 with a USB-C connector. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for more updates.

Apple Must Adopt USB-C for iPhone By the End of 2024 [EU]
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A-Non-E-Moose - October 4, 2022 at 7:04pm
That means Apple has two years to come up with a more viable solution for faster transfer speeds than USB-C. As it currently stands, that 48 megapixel camera has a huge bottleneck issues for “professionals”.
pegasosii - October 4, 2022 at 2:06pm
The Future is wirelles chargjng only i use iPhone 13 pro exclusive with magsafe charge
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