Rival Android-centered devices are charged making use of USB-C connectors. Half the chargers marketed with cellular telephones in the EU in 2018 experienced a USB micro-B connector, even though 29 for each cent had a USB-C connector and 21 for each cent a Lightning connector, according to a 2019 Fee examine.
Apple has mentioned that principles forcing connectors to conform to a selected type will strangle innovation, develop a mountain of electrical squander and annoy individuals.
The legislation is also envisioned to discourage suppliers from promoting chargers with every new smartphone, in a bid to further more minimize squander. It is envisioned to simply call for buyers to have the choice to go on making use of their outdated chargers.
It is believed the regulation could minimize e-squander by 980 tons a 12 months.
The legislative proposal is the to start with move in direction of the prerequisite starting to be EU regulation. When it is proposed by the commission, the European Parliament and EU governments will debate their programs.