Apple started the trend and Europe follows. With the launch of the iPhone 12, Apple ditched the charger and headphones. Despite the initial teasing, other companies have followed suit and now, the European Union is considering a definitive ban on the charger in the boxes of future terminals.
According to information shared on Andro4all, the European Union is studying the ban of shippers from the sale of new terminals and the acceptance of a single port of loading.
European Union plans to ban chargers in new mobiles
After nearly a decade of promises unify terminal connectionsFinally, the European Union is working to draft a law before July on this issue and to vote for it to be implemented.
While the trend not to include chargers in devices seems to coincide with Apple, the general proposal is not supported by those of Cupertino. Since the standard of the universal port, this would make him modify the characteristic Lightning connector of the firm. Since then, unlike his early years, this has been overtaken by the USB-C port, being the most standard of the latest Android and even the most recent Apple MacBook.
On the European side, the proposal is in favor of reducing the impact of electronic waste which are generated by the use of different charging standards in mobile phones. And from a practical point of view, this implies facilitate the purchase for the consumer.
A new EU study estimates that old cell phone chargers will produce up to 13,300 tonnes of e-waste per year between 2020 and 2028. In the future, users should continue to use old devices rather than ‘get an extra one with every new cell phone. .
“The continued fragmentation of the market for chargers for mobile phones and other small and medium-sized electronics is leading to an increase in e-waste and consumer frustration.”
In addition to this review, a report published by Netzpolitik indicates that European Union would also review Qi standard for wireless charging, with the aim of creating a uniform rule, concerning the increase in the offer of this type of accessories.