EU agrees to make USB-C new charging standard

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The move is commonly seen as specifically targetting Apple, which used a proprietary Lightning connector on its iPhones and iPods
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The move is commonly seen as specifically targetting Apple, which used a proprietary Lightning connector on its iPhones and iPods

Members of the European Parliament overwhelmingly backed a proposal this week that would force consumer electronics makers to include a USB-C connector on all devices sold in Europe.

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on Wednesday voted 43 to 2 in favour of the proposed law, called the Radio Equipment Directive. The new rules, expected to go into effect in...

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