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The EU might try to force Apple to ditch the Lightning port. Will it work? from Journalist's blog

The EU might try to force Apple to ditch the Lightning port. Will it work?

On Thursday, the European Union`s Parliament voted, by 582-40, for a resolution that urges the European Commission to make phone makers conform to a single charger standard. 

The reasoning behind the regulation is reduction of electronic waste — 50 million metric tons of e-waste is generated globally per year, the text of the resolution says — and the MEPs would like to see the changes implemented by July 2020. (The EC agreed to do this at a later date, sometime in the third quarter of 2020.)

Apple opposes this measure. “We believe regulation that forces conformity across the type of connector built into all smartphones stifles innovation rather than encouraging it, and would harm consumers in Europe and the economy as a whole,” the company said in a statement last week.  Read more...

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