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EU demands Apple play fair

It looks like the Apple-specific charging cable may be a thing of the past with the European Union demanding that all smartphone makers use a universal USB-C port for wired charging by 2024. The same rule will be applied to many other electronic devices like tablets, cameras, headphones, handheld video game consoles and e-readers. In the future, laptops will need to follow the same rule.

– With the legislation in process for over 10 years, this does not come without warning. The legislation still needs ratification by the EU Parliament and Council that will come later in the year. Apple will face the biggest impact because they still have their proprietary port for charging but the EU claims it is not specifically targeting Apple. Apple claims this kind of rule damages…

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