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Europe Mandates Interoperable Charger for Phones, Tablets

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Mar 13, 2014, 10:36 AM

So what happens when...

...they come up with something better? There's talk of a future usb connector that will be reversible like Apple's lightning connector.

Will they have to wait until the EU Parliment permits the switch and then wait for member government approve it or will they have to include an adapter in perpetuity?
I'm sure that when a new standard comes along it will be lobbied for and incorporated in a new bill. I really hated when all the phones had different chargers and it added to a lot of waste and excess consumer cost.
The point of the legislation is not so much as to force one specific standard as it is to say that there has to one standard that everything uses so that consumers don't have to buy 50 different chargers for 50 different devices because each one uses ...

Mar 13, 2014, 9:30 AM


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