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EU to require all smartphones and similar devices use a standardized charging cable

EU to mandate all mobile devices to use single charging cord. USB Type-C Cable to be made standard.

Where: European Union

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On Tuesday, the European Union stated that it will soon be the norm for a single charging cord variety to work for all smartphones and similar devices – a move which will make things less confusing and expensive for users while also cutting down on electronic waste.
The European Parliament announced a provisional agreement for the law, which will mandate that all devices can be charged with a USB Type-C cable.
The law is expected to take effect in 2024.
Most smartphone makers already use the Type-C cable; however, Apple uses different cords to power a few models of its iPhones and iPads.
The new law will require manufacturers to comply with the Type-C cable norm in all 27 member states of the EU.

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