We have a deal on the common charger! 🇪🇺

This means more savings for EU consumers and less waste for the planet:

🔌 mobile phones, tablets, cameras… will all use USB type C
🔌 harmonised fast-charging technology
🔌 unbundling of sale of chargers

#SingleMarket #DigitalEU

@stefan @EU_Commission I guess they will add a USB-C to Lightning dongle to iPhones and iPads ;). The iPad Pro already has USB-C, BTW.

@jwildeboer @stefan @EU_Commission

As far as I can tell, Apple will be forced to have USB-C built in on all iPhones, not just a dongle:

"(Portable electronic devices) will have to be equipped with a USB Type-C port, regardless of their manufacturer."

europarl.europa.eu/news/en/pre

@jwildeboer @stefan @EU_Commission

Oh yeah, these rules will only come into effect in 2024, it doesn't cover current models.

Manufacturers have a couple of years to get USB-C integrated into their upcoming devices.

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