It seems that Apple will still have to abandon Lightning in favor of USB Type-C

European lawmakers decided to tighten rules on e-waste and speed up the unification of charging ports. At today’s meeting of the European Commission, it was proposed to approve the USB Type-C standard as the only and universal for all smartphones sold in Europe.

The site says that the proposal was supported by 582 votes, but only 10 participants opposed it.

As we reported earlier, the standardized and unified interface, according to the European Commission, will reduce the volume of “electronic waste”, while at the same time making users’ lives easier and more comfortable. At the same time, Apple is confident that the transition to a universal connector will slow down technological innovation. In addition, the bulk transition from Lightning to Type-C will make the wires and adapters that users have unnecessary, and this will only spur the growth of e-waste.

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