EU May Force Apple to Give Up Lightning Cable For Good
EU May Force Apple to Give Up Lightning Cable For Good
The EU may force Apple to drop the Lightning connector
10 August, 2018, 09:56
That's according to a report at Reuters, which says that the European Commission (EC) is considering whether it needs to force a common standard for phone chargers.
In 2009, 14 companies including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and Nokia signed a voluntary memorandum of understanding (MoU) in favor of bringing universal chargers for the smartphones coming into the market from 2011 onwards. It turns out that the Commission has ordered a study to determine if and when punitive actions have to be taken against companies that refuse to standardize the chargers that go with their electronic devices, phones included.
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"Given the unsatisfactory progress with this voluntary approach, the Commission will shortly launch an impact assessment study to evaluate costs and benefits of different other options", European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager said in response to a query from an European Union lawmaker. Such studies are conducted to estimate the need for the Commission's own actions and analyze the impacts of the possible options. The deadline passed, and while similar letters of intent emerged in 2013 and 2014, the frustration of iPhones and Android devices having different chargers continues to plague the digital society.
While the industry as a whole is slowly moving towards the USB Type-C port design, the power output still remains somewhat variable for each company and product, making some of the chargers slower to charge other phones compared to their bundled ones. This would mostly affect Apple, since that's the only major holdout still using a non-standard, proprietary port. Regulators want a standard phone charger to cut down on over 51,000 tons of old chargers and cables disposed of each year.
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