Apple lightning connector might be replaced with Type-C

Leave tangles of wires in the past

Once that initiative expired in 2014, European lawmakers tried again to force a common charger, reiterating that it would be not only convenient for consumers, but would also limit e-waste. The voluntary agreements between different industry players have not yielded the desired results.

In fact, when the Lightning to Micro USB Adapter was first launched in 2012, it was available only in Europe. Requiring a standard, it says, would result in an unprecedented volume of electronic waste and greatly inconvenience users.

Ideally, the lawmakers state that the common charger would be able to fit all mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers and other portable devices. And with the emergence of USB Type-C, we have committed together with six other companies that all new smartphone models will take advantage of this standard through a connector or a set of cables.

With that being said, does that mean Apple will face a challenge of ditching its lightning port? We're seeking to be sure that any contemporary legislation will no longer terminate within the cargo of any pointless cables or exterior adaptors with every tool, or render faded the devices and instruments passe by many millions of Europeans and a entire bunch of millions of Apple customers worldwide.

The lightning connector is used in many devices like the iPhone, iPad and most of Apple's accessories like the AirPods charging case, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and even the Beats X earphones.

Practically a three hundred and sixty five days ago, Apple acknowledged regulations that will force all smartphones to fetch the identical charging port would "freeze innovation", be "wicked for the atmosphere", and be "unnecessarily disruptive for customers".

Since most modern USB-C chargers now use a detachable cable anyway, it's possible that this is no longer almost as serious of a problem as European Union regulators may seem to think. However, there is still a strong possibility that members will vote for a voluntary approach, which would allow companies such as Apple to simply ignore the regulations.

An Inception Impact Assessment from late 2018 recognized that the "current market trend" is toward chargers with detachable cables, along with the move toward wireless charging standards that could eventually obviate the need for any kind of common connector.



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