All phones and tablets must have a USB-C port in the European Union. On Tuesday, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the EU member states reached an agreement.
As a result, the devices can be charged with the same cable in the future. Many different chargers are now required for various gadgets. According to the European Commission, using a standard charger is far more convenient for consumers.
Initially, the new laws will only apply to small and medium-sized gadgets like as phones, tablets, cameras, e-readers, and headphones. The legislation will go into effect in the fall of 2024. This provides manufacturers time to adjust their products to the new rules. Laptops must likewise meet the requirements forty months after the law takes effect.
The law also specifies that chargers will be sold separately from devices. Furthermore, because manufacturers still include conventional chargers with their products, a universal charger might save a lot of waste. Apple previously stated that it did not agree with the EU's proposals because they would result in a stagnation of innovation. They would also generate mountains of electronic waste because accessories for existing Apple devices would no longer be usable.