The European Commission is considering the option of implementing a single port for charging devices. Then Apple will have to change Lightning connector to standard USB.
EU regulators may force Apple to change the look of the new iPhone models, reports Reuters. It is noted that we are talking about changing the port for the charger.
At the moment, discussing the introduction of a single port for charging phones and non-Lightning connector. According to the Agency, the innovation will contribute to reducing electronic waste. At the moment their output is 51 tonnes per year.
To introduce a single port for charging mobile devices the European Commission proposed 10 years ago. However, not all companies agreed to the measure.
“Given the unsatisfactory result of a voluntary approach to this issue, the European Commission will shortly consider other measures,” — said the Commissioner for competition of the European Union, Margrethe Vestager.