Rival Android-based mostly devices are charged applying USB-C connectors. 50 % the chargers bought with cell telephones in the EU in 2018 had a USB micro-B connector, whilst 29 for each cent had a USB-C connector and 21 for each cent a Lightning connector, in accordance to a 2019 Fee study.
Apple has mentioned that principles forcing connectors to conform to a specific style will strangle innovation, develop a mountain of electrical squander and annoy shoppers.
The laws is also expected to discourage suppliers from providing chargers with each and every new smartphone, in a bid to further more reduce squander. It is expected to get in touch with for consumers to have the decision to keep on applying their old chargers.
It is believed the regulation could reduce e-squander by 980 tons a 12 months.
The legislative proposal is the first phase in the direction of the requirement becoming EU regulation. After it is proposed by the commission, the European Parliament and EU governments will debate their options.