All phone manufacturers in Europe can use USB-C charging.

It could signal the terminus of Apple's Lightning cable on iPhones. All manufacturers in Europe may need to utilize USB-C charging for all phones and electronic contrivances. It aims to minimize e-waste and "consumer inconvenience" caused by the sundry and incompatible chargers still in utilization. The commission additionally wants manufacturers to stop selling chargers with electronic contrivances.

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The EU said its work with the industry has been successful in reducing the number of mobile phone chargers from 30 to three in the last decade. One in three is Apple’s Lightning port, which is utilized by about 20 percent of contrivances sold in Europe.

When the EU first voted on the prevalent charger last year, Apple issued a verbalization saying the proposal would "stop innovation" and its position has not transmuted. An Apple spokeswoman told the BBC: "We're concerned that stricter regulation forcing only one type of connector will prevent rather than promote innovation, which in turn hurts consumers in Europe and around the world."

Since the launch of the iPhone 12, Apple has ceased including chargers in the box, verbalizing it would preserve 861,000 tons of copper, zinc and tin. Apple itself now uses USB-C charging on its latest Mac laptops and some iPad models, as it fortifies the high-voltage charging required for standard astronomically immense contrivances.

Virtually all Android smartphones now use USB Type C charging, and many models from Samsung and others are sold with charging / data cables but not chargers. That total, about 420 million mobile phones and other portable electronic contrivances were sold in Europe last year alone.

According to Bloomberg, the EU throws out 12,000 tons of chargers every year, some unusable. Concurrently, consumers spend 2.4 billion euros (8 2.8 billion) on chargers alone that are not included in the contrivances. The law is still in the preliminary stage and needs to be passed by EU legislators and governments, so it could take effect in about two years.

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