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The EU has adopted a landmark law that will require Apple and other manufacturers to adopt USB-C as a universal charger in the EU. The final procedural hurdle was cleared after EU member states approved the legislation.

The law is the first of its kind to target smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, portable speakers and other electronics. As CNN reports, the idea is to “streamline the number of chargers and cables consumers need when purchasing a new device, and to allow users to mix and match devices and chargers, even if they are produced by different manufacturers.” Be.”

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Apple is expected to be most affected by this law as the company has historically required users to charge its mobile devices using a proprietary charging connector called Lightning. The change in charging devices will likely apply to Apple’s other markets as well.

The EU law is still awaiting signature from the EU Parliament and the Presidents of the European Council. From 2026, the law will also extend to laptop chargers for EU members.

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