U.S. senators call for a push to unify device charger specifications
After the European Union decided to use USB-C as a unified charging interface for small and medium-sized portable electronic devices, three U.S. senators, Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), sent a request to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to fully unify the charger specifications for devices in the United States. In addition to improving the convenience of using the device when charging, it can also reduce the problem of electronic waste caused by the charger.
Basically, the three senators put forward the same views as the EU resolution but did not particularly emphasize the use of the USB-C port as a unified specification. However, judging from the current mainstream usage specifications in the market, it is obvious that USB-C will also be used as a unified specification.
At present, the US Department of Commerce has not yet decided whether to follow the EU’s approach. However, judging from the current market trend, it is obvious that the United States will follow up on this related practice, and then standardize that all handheld devices such as mobile phones must adopt unified charging specifications, that is, USB-C is used as the main charging interface.
If the United States also decides to promote a unified charging interface specification, it may mean that Apple must abandon the use of the Lightning port in the iPhone and follow up with a USB-C port design.