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Apple may be forced to ditch its Lightning charge cable due to new EU rules

The EU is revamping plans that could force smartphone makers, such as Apple, to share the same charging method.

25.1.2020

Old chargers generate more than 51,000 metric tons of electronic waste per year. The EU wants one single charger that fits phones, tablets, e-books, and any other portable device to cut down on that waste.

The EU is revamping plans that could force smartphone makers, such as Apple, to share the same charging method.

Squawk Alley Apple, of its own choice, has already stopped using Lightning on the 2019 version of the iPad, moving to the USB-C port used on MacBooks. USB-C and micro-USB are also used on Android devices. "This has been a long-term objective of the industry," Dexter Thillien, a senior industry analyst at Fitch Solutions, told CNBC Friday. "Most Android devices already use the same charging system (USB-C and micro-USB), so it would impact Apple more than anybody else." However, Thillien also noted that Apple is already using USB for some iPads, "so it wouldn't be completely new for them, and would only apply to future models." The EU pushed for a single charging mechanism back in 2014. At the time, the European Commission – the EU's executive arm, tried to encourage smartphone makers to develop a solution among themselves. However, the voluntary scheme did not achieve what European policymakers wanted and they are now looking at putting it into law. "It is never too late for industry to come up with a suitable proposal, but we now must consider the legislative approach," a Commission source told CNBC via email. The future is wireless Smartphone developers, including Apple and Samsung, have presented devices that are charged wirelessly. Though the technology is still at its early stages, analysts believe this is the future. "As tech wants to prove it's becoming greener, (implementing a common charger system is) a move they might make without too much opposition. And obviously the future is wireless charging, so no need for cables," Thillien told CNBC. Apple shares are up by more than 100% over the last 12 months. Related Tags Read more: CNBC

Interesting 🤔 Just wait them out....Europe will be destroyed by their hug a migrant plans ,,,and none of the waste will matter Let's regulate the cheap Chinese knockoffs that don't work after a month (and that goes for a lot of other products as well) People are tired of marketing TRICKS/TACTICS. If you wiped before you took a dump, they'd move the paper to the beer case.

Overdue! So the EU is going to pick economic winners and losers in the name of climate change. It starts with chargers and eventually everyone is wearing a grey jumpsuit and referring to each other as comrade. How about make them so last more than a couple weeks... Old Dodge Chargers? The future is wireless. Set goals to make all devices charge wirelessly, since those last 10x longer than any cord I’ve ever owned. USB-C is nearly ubiquitous so the common charger goal is nearly here, apple included.

Agree Old Nokia chargers: 3.7 volts. 0.35 amps. New USB C chargers: 9 volts. 3.0 amps. Yes - the chargers have changed - but they're also capable of charging batteries with much higher capacity faster. Let's not ban innovation to feel better about ourselves.

Apple pushes back against EU common charger, warns of innovation risksiPhone maker Apple on Thursday pushed back against EU lawmakers' call for a... They shoulda went with no guarantee of overcharging prevention I WANNA LIVE LIKE COMMON CHARGER

Humanity is capable of continuing to develop new technology that charges faster, brakes less, is cheaper, and is easier to use. But let's ban all innovation. Because Greta. alikhedery Please ! Wait until you see what Electric Vehicles leave us?!? Surely Apple must be very concerned this Coronavirus is spreading and will start affecting Apple sales. Foxconn closing factory?

Bring back the headphone jack!!! The evidence of humanity's prosperity during this age will be impossible to hide for millions of years our impact is so great, that's kinda cool actually.... Sheep.. waste of time and money. How about requiring manufacturers to make cables that don’t break after a month or two?

Yes, I am very angry at these companies that think they can jail their customers to only using their accessories like Sony did with it's 8mm camcorder vs VHS, or even these plug designs that mean on has to find a special plug for the phone to recharge.. Fuck the EU

Apple fighting EU push to standardize device chargersThe Eu ropean Union is considering a law to reduce electronic waste by standardizing device chargers. Apple is pushing back, saying the industry is already moving toward common standards. TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF APPLE IN EUROPE APPLE is to date the first multinational in the world, generating each year ... a TAX ESCAPE of unparalleled scale = LESS public money for environmental, educational & collective projects, MORE inequality , more SOCIAL & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Apple (specially Apple) doesn't approve this message. libs through ur phones away!! Hahahah 😂 lets see what they do

Broadcom will supply wireless components to Apple in a deal valued at $15 billion - Business InsiderThe chipmaker said it has entered into two multi-year agreements with Apple for the supply of wireless components used in its products. What a loan

Broadcom strikes $15 billion deal with Apple to sell it iPhone partsThe parts will be used in forthcoming Apple products launching in the next three and a half years, according to the filing, which said that Broadcom and Apple had entered into two separate agreements. how much did they drop their pants on price to keep away from $SWKS and get a better price $AVGO? $aapl $SOXX Boooyaaaah! yeah & so? Broadcom when you all stop fooling around with your money let me know. I have an idea for an invention that will change the game. I just need help with the patent & we take it from there. buying used iphone parts. 😅You all are crazy. Broadcom 💰💰💰

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Broadcom Lands Deals to Place Components in Apple SmartphonesBroadcom Inc. said it reached multiyear supply agreements with Apple Inc. to provide wireless components for Apple products into 2023, deals that could generate billions of dollars worth of business.



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