EU wants to approve single charging port within days and will Apple have to give in?

Deepak Gupta June 4, 2022
Updated 2022/06/04 at 7:26 AM

There has been much talk of an important change that the EU is preparing for the world of smartphones and even tablets. It wants to standardize the charging ports and will certainly use open and widespread standards in the market.

This leads to the choice being the USB port, with final approval due within days. This was an expected reality that leaves a question in the air. Will Apple really have to give in or will there be exceptions?

The topic is not new and has been discussed on several fronts for a long time. The EU wants to take a more active role in the smartphone market and, therefore, is preparing to approve a measure that will define the charging port that these devices must have.

The big news now is that this moment should be right around the corner, with all that this will entail. The most recent information suggests that it will be on June 7th that a standard for this type of charging interfaces will be discussed and approved.

EU charging port Apple interfaces

Sources close to this topic revealed that next Tuesday, June 7th, a meeting of the various parliamentary groups should take place and that this should be a topic to be discussed. A final decision is also expected on that day.

The proposal for a single mobile charging port was addressed by the European Commission more than a decade ago after iPhone and Android users complained about having to use different chargers for their smartphones.

EU charging port Apple interfaces

In addition to the final outcome of the EU, there is great expectation around this topic for a simple reason. If this proposal goes ahead, Apple will have to change its iPhone charging and communication interface. In the case of the iPad, the change was made a few years ago.

The Cupertino giant has always been against this change, claiming that this will prevent the development of new technologies. Of course, it will also have a big impact on the change that will be required in your equipment.

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