European Union established USB Type-C port as a new standard for portable device
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In this newly revised proposal, the European Commission called for the interoperability of wireless charging technology by 2026, which means that the EU will likely unify wireless charging standards in the next step. In addition, the content of the new revision proposal also includes a requirement to improve the labeling of charging options on the device, with clear information and labels, and indicating whether a charger is included. The EU also wants the new universal charging solution to work with more devices, including laptops and other electronics.
Apple iPhones, AirPods, and some iPads still use Lightning cables, apparently the hardest hit. In 2020, Apple said that the EU’s universal charging solution would stifle rather than encourage innovation, ultimately damage European consumers and even affect the economy of the entire region.
It is reported that the entire universal charging solution will go to a plenary vote at the European Parliament in May 2022.