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Old Sep 23, 2021, 07:16 AM   #1
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https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58665809

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Manufacturers will be forced to create a universal charging solution for phones and small electronic devices, under a new rule proposed by the European Commission (EC).
The aim is to reduce waste by encouraging consumers to re-use existing chargers when buying a new device.
All smartphones sold in the EU must have USB-C chargers, the proposal said.
Apple has warned such a move would harm innovation.
The tech giant is the main manufacturer of smartphones using a custom charging port, as its iPhone series uses an Apple-made "Lightning" connector.
"We remain concerned that strict regulation mandating just one type of connector stifles innovation rather than encouraging it, which in turn will harm consumers in Europe and around the world," the firm told the BBC.
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Old Sep 23, 2021, 07:18 AM   #2
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Old Sep 23, 2021, 07:23 AM   #3
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On the one hand, it seems to be a bit of gov’t over reach to me. On the other, I would love USB-C on everything.
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On the one hand, it seems to be a bit of gov’t over reach to me. On the other, I would love USB-C on everything.
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EU should just go and **** themselves. ****ing mother****ers.
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I feel like short term this is good, Get apple to ditch slow lightning in favor of faster USBC.

In a few years? ... ehhh...
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