EU warns Apple: Don't limit USB-C charging on new iPhones

EU warns Apple: Don’t limit USB-C charging on new iPhones

The EU has long been advocating for a standardized mobile charging solution to reduce electronic waste caused by unused chargers and to alleviate the inconvenience faced by users who need different cables for various devices, including Android and iPhone. The push for a universal charging standard has been ongoing for over a decade, and European policymakers have been committed to addressing this issue.

As the anticipated launch of the iPhone 15 approaches, Apple will need to carefully consider the implications of the EU directive and its potential impact on the availability of its devices within EU member countries. The company’s response to this directive will shape the future charging landscape and determine whether Apple adopts a more inclusive approach to charging standards in compliance with EU regulations.