The European Commission has announced plans to force electronics companies to adopt USB-C as a “universal charger” on all devices – meaning Apple would have to abandon its Lightning chargers. https://t.co/1CWzrtzR6I pic.twitter.com/4zAlaOsm6J
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The directive would also force manufacturers to sell devices without bundled chargers, allowing consumers to keep using their existing USB-C cables. Fast charging would also become standard, meaning manufacturers couldn’t artifically limit the speed of USB-C charging, presumably in the hope of making proprietary chargers more attractive.