Apple iPhone may shift to universal charger after European Union vote

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As European consumers may soon be able to use just one charger for all mobile phones and tablets, the question looms: Will your iPhone here in America also soon get a USB-C connector? 

The European Parliament approved Tuesday a law requiring a uniform charging cord for all smartphones and mobile devices, which would force companies like Apple to ditch their unique chargers. (Looking at you, Lightning ports.)   

The new rules would require all mobile phones, tablets and cameras sold across the European Union’s 27 member states to feature a USB-C charging port by the end of 2024 and would extend to laptops in the spring of 2026.  

The guidelines were provisionally agreed upon in June and still need the final approval from EU member states before becoming official. 

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EU agreement:EU to require uniform charging cord, possibly forcing Apple to replace Lightning port

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