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EU Sets Cutoff Date For Universal Phone Chargers As December 2024

The European Union (EU) has made it clear that all phone manufacturers must transition to the standard “USB-C” cord by December 28, 2024.

To enhance reusability and reduce pollution, EU legislators mandated that all mobile phones in the Union come with the same charging cord beginning in 2022.

The EU has now decided to extend the deadline for all phone makers to migrate to USB-C until December 28. The previous date for adopting this rule was in the fall of 2024.

This date has official status because it has been documented in the EU Law Journal.

Companies that create a one-of-a-kind phone charger will be asked to stop selling their product in Europe once this legislation is implemented.

Apple is a prime example of this, as it continues to manufacture phones with a specific charging port that can only be used with an Apple lightning charger.

Because Europe is a big market for it, Apple has chosen to make iPhones and other goods using a USB-C port. In a message to media outlets, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing stated that the company will obviously comply with EU law.

Northern Ireland will be subject to this law, according to UK and EU officials. The additional restrictions may also apply to devices provided in Northern Ireland under the terms of the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit agreement, potentially resulting in product standards divergence with the rest of the UK, according to a parliamentary research on the matter.

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