After a decade of research and discussion, EU lawmakers decided on Tuesday to use a single mobile charging connector for smartphones, tablets, and other electronic gadgets.
The meetings’ major goal is to make consumers’ lives simpler by saving them money on charges and allowing them to charge gadgets without switching to other chargers.
On a twitter post by IMCO (European Parliament: Internal Market Committee ) they said:
“By autumn 2024, USB Type-C will become the common charging port for all mobile phones, tablets and cameras in the EU,” the European Parliament said in a statement.
According to The Verge, the USB-C port will be required for smartphones, tablets, ereaders, digital cameras, portable video game consoles, and headphones.
You may be wondering what will happen to Apple since they used a Lightning connector type of charger; will they have their first iPhone or iPad with USB-C port charging or will they focus more on making Wireless charging phones since the mandatory use of USB-C charging is only for wired chargers.
Switching to a single charging port may be difficult for Apple and other companies, but it is a terrific way for users to save money, time, and effort.