The EU will require smartphone manufacturers to use a single charging connector

This week it became known about the bill, which was prepared by the European Commission. The normative act, if it is adopted, will oblige the manufacturers of mobile devices to abandon the individual types of charger connectors and use a single connector.

One of the main advantages of using a single type of charger will be environmental safety. Users will no longer have to throw away the old charger when buying a new mobile device. To enhance the effect, manufacturers will be required to sell devices without the charger unit. Manufacturers will have 12 months to implement the innovations.

The biggest loss from the new rules will be incurred by Apple. If the company does not want to lose the European market, it will have to give up the Lightning connector.