The Indian Government is considering to Follow the EU's Decision to force a Common Charger standard on Mobile Players like Apple
In early June Patently Apple posted a report titled "In a Surprise Announcement, the EU Parliament agreed to USB-C becoming the common charging port for 15 Products by Autumn 2024." In the announcement, we learned that the EU is also working to create a common wireless charging standard for the future to ensure that no lock-in systems prevail.
Today we're learning from a report from India's premium business news publication Live Mint that the Indian Government will hold a meeting, chaired by Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh, with device makers. The focus is to explore implementing a common charger for all electronic devices. Like with the EU, this would translate to forcing Apple to abandon their Lightning port.
In the end, it's the EU's action that will primarily move industry players to adopt a common charger. The Indian Government's move to follow the EU decision also mirrors U.S. Senators requesting the Department of Commerce to adopt a common charger standard.
Apple has continually rebelled against such a move. In January 2019 Apple's official response in-part stated: "Apple stands for innovation. Regulations that would drive conformity across the type of connector built into all smartphones freeze innovation rather than encourage it. Such proposals are bad for the environment and unnecessarily disruptive for customers."
With that said, Apple will be forced by the EU to make a change. More than likely Apple will choose to go with USB-C, though rumors have hinted that Apple could move to a portless design for some iPhones in the future.
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