Following the EU agreement, a mandatory USB-C phone port is getting closer
Legislators in the European Union have achieved an agreement on proposed legislation that would require all future devices, including Apple’s iPhone, to charge via the universal USB-C connection. In addition to phones, the laws will apply to other electronic devices such as tablets, digital cameras, and e-readers. In addition to agreeing to adopt the universal charging connector, a consensus was established to harmonize fast-charging standards.
The agreement was announced via a tweet by the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, ahead of a news conference scheduled for 12:30 CEST (6:30 AM ET) later today. We’ll update this story as more information from the conference becomes available.