UK government won’t follow the EU’s move to mandate a standard charging port for mobile devices

In a press release on June 7, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection says it’s approved a bill that states that, by autumn 2024, USB Type-C will become the common charging port for all mobile phones, tablets and cameras in the EU. However, a UK government spokesman told the BBC that we are not currently considering replicating this requirement.” Apple gave no comment to the BBC about the matter, but the tech giant is opposed to the EU bill.

In a Jan. 31, 2019, filing, the tech giant said that regulations that would drive conformity across the type of connector built into all smartphones freeze innovation rather than encourage it. The company added that such proposals are bad for the environment and unnecessarily disruptive for customers.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.