The European Commission said in a statement Thursday, according to CNN, that it “is in the process of establishing a law for the use of a common charging tool that fits all devices.”
This step comes as part of efforts to treat electronic waste and “reduce” the inconvenience caused to consumers by different chargers.
According to the proposal, smartphones will have to make the USB-C port the standard port for all smartphones, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and portable video game consoles.
The commission also suggested that the chargers be sold separately from electronic devices, according to the press release.
“European consumers have long been frustrated with incompatible chargers cramming in drawers,” said Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of Europe for the Digital Age. unified”.
“We remain concerned that this strict regulation requiring one type of connection will stifle rather than encourage innovation, something that will harm consumers in Europe and around the world,” Apple, which uses a different USB port to charge the phone, told CNN.
“We look forward to continuing to engage with all partners to help find a solution that protects consumer interest and the industry’s ability to innovate and bring new technology to users.”
By 2030, Apple added, every device the company produces will be carbon neutral.