Tell Lightning No EU vote to promote unified charging line standard bill
02
Feb 2020

Kirsten Thomas

Tell Lightning No EU vote to promote unified charging line standard bill

The European Parliament in a vote on Thursday called on the European Commission to adopt rules to establish a universal and unified charger standard for mobile devices. Although Apple believes that this will stifle innovation and cause waste, there are 582 votes for the party that supports the bill, far more than 40 votes against it. I believe that the EU is bound to unify the charging line standard.

In a statement, Apple said: "We believe that enforcing consistent types of connector types in all smartphones stifles innovation, not encourages innovation, which will harm consumers in Europe and the economy as a whole. Continue to seek a solution that does not limit the industry's ability to innovate and bring exciting new technologies to customers.

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If the new regulations are implemented, it is estimated that Apple may provide a USB-C charging iPhone, but it is estimated that even with this example, Apple will use Lightning to USB-C conversion cable to meet the requirements. However, it remains to be seen whether future iPhones will abandon Lightning. In fact, the iPad Pro has switched to the USB-C port, and it is still possible to switch to the USB-C for the iPhone in the future.