EU reveals final deadline for all new phones to feature USB-C

EU reveals final deadline for all new phones to feature USB-C

December 28, 2024, that's the date when new all iPhones and other wired chargeable devices sold in the EU must come with a USB-C port.

That means Apple now has 24 months to switch from Lighting to Type-C in its phones, though we're likely to see the first one arrive a lot sooner.

After pushing for a universal charging solution for over a decade, the European Commission in October voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation that would see all phones, tablets, and other small electronics sold in the region feature USB-C ports by 2024. The European Council approved the mandate a few weeks later.

Now, the USB-C legislation has just been published in the EU's official journal, revealing the December 28, 2024, deadline. It covers phones, tablets, digital cameras, handheld consoles, and other small electronic devices sold in the region that come with a wired charging option—anything wireless-charging-only, such as some smartwatches, are exempt.

Laptops also fall under the rule, though they have until April 28, 2026, to switch to USB-C.

News Source: TechSpot

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