EU to make USB-C new standard for mobiles by 2024

clock • 3 min read
The new law is part of a larger EU initiative to cut e-waste
Image:

The new law is part of a larger EU initiative to cut e-waste

Apple's iPhone will have to use USB-C instead of its proprietary Lightning connector.

The European Parliament has passed a law mandating that by the end of 2024 all consumer electronics devices, including Apple's iPhone and AirPods, must use USB-C as their standard charging port. ...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
EU to slap Apple with €500m fine over Spotify antitrust, report

Compliance

Spotify complained that Apple's control over the App Store forced the company to raise its monthly subscription prices

clock 19 February 2024 • 2 min read
EU backtracks on Apple and Microsoft 'gatekeeper' designation

Legislation and Regulation

Edge and iMessage will no longer be subject to DMA rules

clock 15 February 2024 • 1 min read
Tech giants make big revenue waves: Meta and Amazon reach new highs while Apple faces setback

Finance and Reporting

Meta's market capitalisation skyrocketed to $1.16 trillion

clock 05 February 2024 • 3 min read
Most read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Components

Asian Tech Roundup: China cracks AirDrop

Asian Tech Roundup: China cracks AirDrop

Plus, Nvidia tries to get around US sanctions

Tom Allen
clock 12 January 2024 • 3 min read
China imposes export controls on graphite used for EV batteries

China imposes export controls on graphite used for EV batteries

Move follows restrictions on key metals, heightening concerns for electric vehicle and semiconductor industries

Vikki Davies
clock 24 October 2023 • 1 min read
Apple announces Self Service Repair programme to let customer fix iPhones themselves

Apple announces Self Service Repair programme to let customer fix iPhones themselves

'We never thought we'd see the day' says iFixit

clock 18 November 2021 • 2 min read