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The new law by the  European Parliament requires electronic devices sold in the European Union (EU) to use USB-C charging ports by 2024.

Beyond that, the new law requires all devices with a power delivery of up to 100 watts to equally switch to using the same charger. And by 2026, laptops will join the same charger league.

At the WSJ Tech Live conference last week, Greg Joswiak of Apple announced the plan to switch from the unique iPhone lightning charging ports for USB-C ports in response to the new law.

What may have also influence the switch?

What may have also influenced the decision for Apple is the current issue it’s facing in Brazil for not including chargers in iPhones sold in the country and scarcity in other regions.

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By Elijah Christopher



Elijah Christopher is a lifelong creative artist and a journalist for “A New Touch Of Africa”, an American news media and magazine focusing on Africa-related issues, fashion, new technologies and innovations. He has contributed to several published works, most notably a collaborative poem celebrating Scottish poet Edwin Morgan and in 2021 was the winner of the DIAJ Award for his photo-artistry.

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