Friday, 31 January 2020

The European Parliament votes in favor of a common charger despite Apple's protests

Members of European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of a common charger, the resolution passed with 582-40. It urges the European Commission to adopt new rules by July that would make it so buyers don't necessarily get a new charger with each new device. A decade ago, the EU got major phone makers (among which Apple) to voluntarily move towards a common standard. Now MEPs believe that the voluntary approach has not worked out and new legislation needs to be passed. The resolution highlights wireless chargers as a way to reduce electronic waste, but notes that the rules written...

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