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Apple could be forced to change charger cables for iPhone AGAIN

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple could be forced to change the iPhone cable again under new rules that will be enforced in Europe.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tech giant might have to switch to USB-C cables and ditch the well-known Lightning connector in Europe.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The company would only have to use this charger in EU countries but would likely do the same globally.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The EU is set to vote on the matter “at a future session”, but no date has been confirmed as of yet, according to </span><em><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Sun</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></a></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The switch would force Apple users to buy a new lead if they upgrade their phone.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The new cable would be Apple’s third in 13 years.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The EU has previously called for common chargers on phones, but now wants to enforce the ruling.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“To reduce electronic waste and make consumers’ lives easier, MEPs want binding measures for chargers to fit all mobile phones and other portable devices,” the EU explained.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A common charger should fit all mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers and other portable devices, MEPs will insist.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“According to estimates, old chargers generate more than 51,000 tonnes of electronic waste per year.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, Apple has previously spoken out against proposals to force common chargers across the industry.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Regulations that would drive conformity across the type of connector built into all smartphones freeze innovation rather than encourage it,” Apple’s Claire Darmon told the EU in 2019.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Such proposals are bad for the environment and unnecessarily disruptive for customers.”</span></p>


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