European Union demands all mobile phones use same charger
LONDON (AP) — The European Union is unveiling plans that would require smartphone makers to adopt a single charging method for mobile devices.
The EU Commission proposed legislation Thursday that would mandate USB-C cables for charging, technology that many device makers have already adopted.
The main holdout is Apple, which has resisted the bloc’s efforts for a unified standard.
The push by the EU will certainly be cheered by the millions of people who have searched through a drawer full of cables for the right charger.
But the EU also wants to cut down on the 11,000 metric tons of electronic waste thrown out every year by Europeans.
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