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EU agrees to use single charging ports for all devices; a look at what it means

As EU countries and lawmakers agreed to use a single charging ports for mobile phones, a look at what does it mean for the companies and consumers.

June 08, 2022 / 06:52 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind deal, EU countries and lawmakers on June 7 agreed to a single charging port for mobile phones, tablets and cameras. A look at what does it mean for the companies and consumers.
In a first-of-its-kind deal, EU countries and lawmakers on June 7 agreed to a single charging port for mobile phones, tablets and cameras. A look at what does it mean for the companies and consumers.
All smartphones and tablets would have to use a common charger under the provisional June 7 European Union agreement.
All smartphones and tablets would have to use a common charger under the provisional June 7 European Union agreement.
A look at the number of mobile phone sold in EU by charging port type (2018).
A look at the number of mobile phone sold in EU by charging port type (2018).
The plan would force all companies – most notably Apple Inc – to make phones, tablets, e-readers and digital cameras that use the USB-C charger.
The plan would force all companies – most notably Apple Inc – to make phones, tablets, e-readers and digital cameras that use the USB-C charger.
Phones and tablet makers to comply by the fall of 2024, laptop producers to get 40 months after new rule go into effect.
Phones and tablet makers to comply by the fall of 2024, laptop producers to get 40 months after new rule go into effect.
European consumers will be able to use a single charger for all their portable electronics, increasing convenience and reducing waste.
European consumers will be able to use a single charger for all their portable electronics, increasing convenience and reducing waste.
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first published: Jun 8, 2022 06:52 pm
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