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Europe Proposes USB-C Charging Standard For All Phones, But Apple's Not a Fan

The European Commission is floating a proposal that would require manufacturers to use USB-C chargers for all their devices. Proponents argue it would not only establish a universal standard but would reduce waste. Apple is opposed to this rule, saying it could hamper innovation. The company's iPhones have shunned USB-C in favor of its own Lightning connector. Read on to learn more about the USB technology.

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    EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones

    EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones

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    BBC News - By Cristina Criddle

    Manufacturers will 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 …

    It's 2021 and USB-C is still a mess

    It's 2021 and USB-C is still a mess

    Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article published in 2018, 2019, and 2020. USB-C is billed as the solution for all our future cable needs, unifying power, and data delivery with display and audio connectivity. Ushering in an age of the one-size-fits-all cable. Despite the USB-C …

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