The future is USB-C.
The future of data transfer and charger ports will (hopefully) be USB-C… at least in Europe.
In a bid to limit e-waste, while Apple has taken the charger out of the box for iPhone and made the packaging smaller; they do include a lightning to USB-C cable instead of the already popular USB-C to USB-C which android.
PC’s and Macs alike are using, not just for charging, but for high-speed thunderbolt data transfer as well, so it makes sense to switch, but Apple are refusing to let the lightning cable die.
As a result of this neglect by Apple, the European commission has had to take control. You can read the E.U's report here
The future is USB-C. https://t.co/NwA7f7X0R9— Motherboard (@motherboard) September 27, 2021
Are your chargers piling up in a drawer?— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission)
We propose a common charger for mobile phones and other similar electronic devices.
A single charger will be more convenient for people and will reduce electronic waste.
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