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USB-C to be mandatory for phones sold in the EU by autumn 2024

Accepted submission by zocalo at 2022-06-07 12:59:24 from the Nice proprietary port you have there. It'd be a shame if anything happened to it... dept.

The EU have agreed legislation [], alternate link [], forcing all future smartphones sold in the EU — including Apple’s iPhone — be equipped with USB-C port for wired charging by autumn 2024. The rule will also apply to other electronic devices including tablets, digital cameras, headphones, handheld video game consoles, and e-readers. Laptops will have to comply with the rule at a later date.

The legislation still needs to be approved by the EU Parliament and Council later this year, but this appears to be a formality. In a press release, the European Parliament stated clearly that the law will be in place “by autumn 2024.” By this date, all devices covered by the law and sold in the EU will have to use USB-C for wired charging.

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