An executive arm of European union has planned to make new law for the electronic manufacturers like Apple and others that will force the manufacturers to equip their devices with standard USB-C charging port.The European Commission’s proposed legislation plans to reduce the electronic waste and make it easier for consumers so that they will able to use single charger for multiple devices.The legislation if comes into effect is said to have impact on electronic device manufacturers like Apple, and other manufacturers who have designed lightning connector to charge phones.Apple also uses its lightning connector to charge iPhone. It has also equipped its iPads and MacBooks with independent USB-C ports.
However, defending its new USB-C ports, a spokesperson of Apple said that the firm stand for innovation and strive to provide good customer experience. Moreover the spokesperson said that, Apple has become carbon neutral for all its corporate emissions across the world.The spokesperson said that such regulations will hamper innovation and harm consumer in Europe and the worldwide consumers.Also, other leading manufacturers like Huawei and Samsung have designed their latest android devices with USB-C ports and their older versions have micro-USB ports.
Under the new law the USB-C port would become a standard port for many other electronic devices like laptop, cameras, headphones, etc. Also, the EU wants to stop the manufacturers from providing chargers with their devices. The EU said, this move will cut electronic waste forming worldwide.European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said in a statement: “European consumers were frustrated long enough about incompatible chargers piling up in their drawers.”She added: “We gave industry plenty of time to come up with their own solutions, now time is ripe for legislative action for a common charger. This is an important win for our consumers and environment and in line with our green and digital ambitions.
”EU Commissioner Thierry Breton noted that, “with more and more devices, more and more chargers are sold that are not interchangeable or not necessary. We are putting an end to that.The proposal is part of a revised Radio Equipment Directive that will need to pass a vote in the European Parliament before it becomes law.If the proposal does become law, device makers will have two years to comply with the new legislation.In 2020, the European Parliament voted in favor of new rules on a common charger, suggesting the latest proposal may have broad support.