EU to study need for action on common mobile phone charger

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2018-08-07 22:40:54 UTC at http://OSNews.com

EU regulators plan to study whether there is a need for action in the push for a common mobile phone charger [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-telecoms-charger/eu-regulators-to-study-need-for-action-on-common-mobile-phone-charger-idUSKBN1KR1WE] following a lack of progress by phone makers towards this goal, EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said.

Many phone makers voluntarily promised to standardize chargers, and while a lot of progress has been made, the EU isn't satisfied - so, they're now thinking of making it mandatory. This would mostly affect Apple, since that's the only major holdout still using a non-standard, proprietary port.

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