From 2025, all mobile devices, including iPhones, will need to have a USB Type-C charging port.
For some time now, the European Union has been concentrating its efforts on implement a single USB-C charger in all devices released in European countries and it seems that little by little this proposal is taking shape, since after the European Commission approved this legislation last September, it is now the European Parliament which has announced, through a press release, that it is giving its green at the European Commission for move forward with this new regulation.
It’s a blow for Apple and its Lightning port, since it causes future iPhones may have to ditch their proprietary port in favor of USB-C.
Lightning’s death draws near
The European Parliament has approved the universal charger legislation presented by the European Commission without making any type of modification and, therefore, said Commission can continue the procedures for its entry into force.
As explained by the European Parliament, the Commission must now prepare the final text of this legislation and submit it again to this body for its approval, which will happen in early 2023. Once the legislative text has been approved, it will take about two years to come into forcewhich means that from 2025, all mobile devices, including iPhones, tablets, digital cameras, headsets, game consoles and portable speakers They must have a USB Type C charging port.
Only devices too small to accommodate a USB-C port will be exempt from this rule. such as smart watches or activity bracelets.
In addition, MEPs also asked the European Commission that all electronic devices “include clear information and labeling on charging optionsas well as whether the product comes with a charger”.
Finally, regarding wireless charging, the European Parliament has asked the European Commission to present a proposal by the end of 2026 “which allows any new charging solution to be compatible with other manufacturers” and thus avoid further market fragmentation.
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Therefore, Apple has two and a half years to find a solution to circumvent this legislation and knowing the American giant, it is very likely that before 2025 the first iPhone without ports arrives on the market.
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