European Commission Intends To Mandate That All Portable Devices Use USB-C

24-month deadline set for manufacturers, Apple’s iPhones most seriously affected short-term

Kostas Farkonas
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4 min readSep 23, 2021

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The European Commission certainly took its time, but it’s now forcing all manufacturers to use a common standard for portable device charging. That standard is, of course, USB-C. (Image: Marcus Urbenz, Unsplash)

It’s been a long time coming — probably way too long — but it’s now official: the European Union intends to force tech product manufacturers into using a common USB-C charging port for…

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Kostas Farkonas
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