EU to study need for action on common mobile phone charger

EU regulators plan to study whether there is a need for action in the push for a common mobile phone charger following a lack of progress by phone makers towards this goal, EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said.

Many phone makers voluntarily promised to standardize chargers, and while a lot of progress has been made, the EU isn’t satisfied – so, they’re now thinking of making it mandatory. This would mostly affect Apple, since that’s the only major holdout still using a non-standard, proprietary port.

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