A new draft legislature by European Union might end up forcing Apple to redesign its iPhones

According to the latest update coming from the European Union, it might become true that the Cupertino-based tech giant, Apple, will have to redesign its iPhones to use USB-C charging ports. This could become a reality under the rules from the European Union which aims at cutting waste and simplifying life for consumers owning multiple devices.

Recently the European Commission issued a statement stating that it wants a single type of charging port to be used for all smartphones and tablets. Not only that but other electronic equipment such as cameras, some headphones, portable speakers, and handheld video consoles also need to have a single type of charging port.

With more and more devices, more and more chargers are sold that are not interchangeable or not necessary. We are putting an end to that.”

However, Apple has opposed this idea wholeheartedly as it believes that the single type universal charging port will hurt innovation that can bring more energy-efficient products to the market.

This latest draft legislation is an addition to the recent intense pressure from the EU which has increased in recent years concerning antitrust probes into Apple’s app store and payment system adding to a legal row over a massive back-tax order.

Apple is “concerned that strict regulation mandating just one type of connector stifles innovation rather than encouraging it, deeply cares about the customer experience and shares the commission’s commitment to protecting the environment.”

As we know, Apple started to remove its adapters from packaging last year to reduce waste. While it offers USB-C for some devices, the company has its Lightning cable and magnetic chargers for iPhones and some accessories.

There are many speculations that this new draft legislature is targeted towards Apple as European Union is doing its best to keep the Cupertino giant under check, however, they have failed at every step. Because I mean, it’s Apple, end of the story.

However, the EU executives stated that “It’s not aimed at Apple or anyone else. We are thinking about the 15 to 20 years to come. Apple already uses USB-C in other devices. I don’t think it’s going to cause anyone any problems.”

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