EU hits back at Apple, says it could swap USB-C for a better standard

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  • The EU has denied that its new common charger proposal would hamper innovation.
  • An MEP said the proposal would allow for the adoption of a standard that’s better than USB-C.

The EU announced a proposal last month that would force all gadget makers to adopt USB-C as the standard port for charging. This isn’t much of a problem for Android brands, as they already use USB-C ports on most of their phones. Apple, on the other hand, uses a Lightning port for charging iPhones and claimed at the time that the proposal would stifle innovation.

Now, the EU has poured cold water on Apple’s claims, saying that the proposal takes better standards into account as well.

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