EU disagrees with Apple and promotes USB-C to be more beneficial to consumers and the environment
The European Union has been promoting the standardization of electronic product interfaces many years ago. At the same time, some EU member states are also promoting the repairability and repairability of electrical products.
The essential purpose of these measures is to improve the versatility of electronic products and facilitate maintenance and avoid waste of resources caused by products of different standards and inability to repair.
In particular, various heavy metals used in electronic products will cause serious environmental pollution, and heavy metals will seriously threaten human life and health through bioconcentration.
In this context, the European Union promotes the standardization of the USB-C interface. At present, most of the newly launched Android devices have adopted this interface, but Apple still refuses.
“Lightning cable”by robpegoraro is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Lightning is an interface widely used by Apple on the iPhone. This interface is proprietary to Apple. Apple believes that there are a lot of devices using this interface. If the interface is replaced, it will cause a large number of existing data lines to be abandoned and cause a waste of resources.
At the same time, Apple believes that only allowing the use of the USB-C interface in the market will also stifle industry innovation rather than encourage innovation, and this behavior will also harm the interests of consumers.
Based on this view, Apple has not used the USB-C interface on the iPhone so far, but what is funnier is that Apple uses the USB-C interface on some iPads.
Earlier, there were rumors that Apple was even developing an iPhone without an interface in order not to use the USB-C interface, that is, it is very likely that the iPhone can only be charged wirelessly.
The EU antitrust commissioner issued a statement saying that European consumers have long complained about incompatible chargers piled up in drawers.
The EU has given the industry enough time for manufacturers to propose their own solutions, and now the time is ripe for legislative action for universal chargers.
This is a very important victory for consumers and environmental protection. At the same time, the adoption of legislation to unify charger standards is also in line with the European Union’s green and digital determination.
EU also said that the relevant proposal is to end the chaotic era of unnecessary and irreplaceable chargers.
EU said that European consumers can use a single charger for all their portable electronic devices, which is an important step to improve convenience and reduce waste.