EU regimes agree on plan to mandate phone charger obsolescence

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“The EU member states and parliament on Tuesday agreed the text of a law imposing a standard charger for smartphones and tablets sold in the bloc, in a blow to Apple. For most portable devices the requirement for charging via a USB Type-C port will come into effect from late 2024, the European Parliament’s press service said. The EU believes a standard cable for all devices will cut back on electronic waste, but iPhone juggernaut Apple argues that a one-size-fits-all charger would slow innovation and create more pollution.” (06/07/22)

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220607-eu-to-require-single-charger-for-all-smartphones-to-combat-electronic-waste