European Union adopts law requiring USB Type-C in iPhones by end of 2024



The European Parliament has passed a resolution mandating that by the end of 2024, all consumer electronics, including and AirPods, will use Type-C as their standard charging port.


The Parliament said that the new law is part of a broader EU effort to reduce e-waste and empower consumers to make more sustainable choices.


“Following Parliament’s approval, EU consumers will soon be able to use a single charging solution for their electronic devices,” the European Parliament said in a statement.


“By the end of 2024, all mobile phones, tablets and cameras sold in the EU will have to be equipped with a Type-C charging port. From spring 2026, the obligation will extend to laptops,” it added.


Under the new rules, consumers will no longer need a different charger every time they purchase a new device, as they will be able to use one single charger for a whole range of small and medium-sized portable electronic devices.


Regardless of their manufacturer, all new mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones and headsets, handheld video-game consoles and laptops that are rechargeable via a wired cable, operating with a power delivery of up to 100 Watts, will have to be equipped with a Type-C port.


All devices that support fast charging will now have the same charging speed, allowing users to charge their devices at the same speed with any compatible charger.


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