EU denies Apple allegations that moving to USB-C will stifle innovation

Ro, 15 October 2021

The EU is serious about making device manufacturers use USB-C as a standard charging port and it obviously won't be much of an issue for Android makers as the USB-C connector is virtually universally adopted there. Apple, however, has more to lose and has argued that a move to a common charging port will stifle innovation. The EU has now responded and pointed out that the bill does allow for continued development.

EU: No, moving to USB-C won't stifle innovation

In a recent interview, the MEP and consumer protection committee chairman Anna Cavazzini said that the proposal leaves an open door for adopting a different standard in the future when a better one emerges.

It's not exactly clear how the process of moving to a future standard would work at this point but the important thing is that the proposal does allow for further development.

As of now, only Apple is using its proprietary Lightning port for the iPhones while most iPads and MacBooks charge over USB-C. Perhaps, it's high time Apple adopts the superior USB-C connector anyway.

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