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European Union sets autumn 2024 as deadline for uniform USB Type-C charging chord

The European Union has provisionally agreed new portable electronic devices must, by autumn 2024, use a USB Type-C charger. Apple products such as iPhones and iPads will have to conform to the new regulation, as will, eventually laptop computers. Existing devices will be exempt. The agreement will be brought before the European Parliament and the […]


EU pushes for USB-C chargers for all phones and small electronic devices to reduce wastage

Manufacturers will now be forced to create a universal charging solution for phones and small electronic devices, under a new rule proposed by the European Commission (EC). The aim is to reduce waste by encouraging consumers to re-use existing chargers when buying a new device. All smartphones sold in the EU must have USB-C chargers, […]