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Apple iPhone move to USB-C could be forced by EU legislation

It looks like Apple could finally be forced to move its devices over the USB-C, thanks in part to a law pushed by the European Union.

The legislation would force smartphone vendors to utilize a standard charging port for mobile devices.

The Apple iPhone has historically utilized its own proprietary charger- most-recently taking advantage of the lightning cable. Most Android devices- and even Apple iPad’s utilize the USB-C charging cable.


Reuters reported that the European Commission would present legislation in September to establish a common charger for mobile devices sold in the region.

While it likely wouldn’t be on the next generation of iPhones sold in the U.S., the move would almost certainly force Apple to adopt USB-C, or build devices exclusively for one part of the world.



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