USB-C will be mandatory for phones sold in the EU (European Union)

Finally: Europe has a deal on common charger!

USB-C will be mandatory for phones sold in the EU ‘by autumn 2024’
A major blow to Apple’s Lightning port

This means that EU is one step closer to adopting a common charging solution for your electronic devices!

In short:

:electric_plug: Mobile phones, tablets and cameras will all use USB type C
:electric_plug: Fast-charging technology will be harmonised
:electric_plug: Sale of chargers will be unbundled

One charger to rule them all! This will be less electronic waste for the planet and more space and savings in your pockets.

European Union lawmakers have reached an agreement on legislation that will force all future smartphones sold in the EU — including Apple’s iPhone — to be equipped with the universal USB-C port for wired charging by fall 2024. The rule will also apply to other electronic devices including tablets, digital cameras, headphones, handheld video game consoles, and e-readers. Laptops will have to comply with the rule at a later date.

Smartphones and tablets, including the Apple iPhone and iPad, will have to use a USB-C charger from 2024.

EU Parliament approves common charging cable from 2024