Consumers benefit from new requirements – EU is probably introducing uniform charging cables for cell phones – Switzerland is following suit

The EU will probably introduce a uniform charging cable for cell phones – Switzerland is following suit

The three common cable standards for mobile devices in comparison: USB-C (left), Lightning from Apple (center) and Micro-USB.

In total, the legal act should help avoid 980 tons of electronic waste per year.

Switzerland has been setting guidelines since 2017

“We are concerned that strict regulation that only prescribes one type of connector hampers rather than encourages innovation.”

Apple spokesperson

Long fight against Apple & Co.

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