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Legislator says that European Union can finalize a deal for single mobile charging port, by the end of year

Legislators from the European Union and state members are expected to find common ground in order to reach an agreement. According to this deal, a common charger pin is being considered for different electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, pads, tabs, and even headphones as well. The European Union is looking forward to finalize this deal by the end of 2022. However, the tech giant Apple, which is also the manufacturer of the iPhone, is strongly opposing this agreement.

This is not the first time that the European Commission has had to raise this issue. The last time the common charger was discussed was more than a decade ago. But this time, the commission decided to take this issue ahead after smartphone manufacturing companies and other electronic gadget companies were unable to conclude things on the same platform.

Both Android and iPhone users have been complaining about the issues they face for having different pins for charging. iPhone is charged with a lightning cord whereas for android users, they are further divided into USB C charger as well as the micro B charger.

According to Alex Agius Saliba, a European Union legislator and the leading figure in this whole deal in the European Parliament, has shown hope, believing that the assembly will vote down on the proposal. This will allow Alex to initiate this discussion with European Union countries so they can finalize the deal.

In an interview with Reuters, an international news agency, Alex agreed that confirming the deal by the end of the ongoing year is possible. Alex further added that focusing on smartphones alone is like giving up on an opportunity, and thus his aim is to bring other gadgets such as e-readers, laptops that run on low power, ear pods, and smart watches to have the same charger as well.

By 2025, Alex wants the European Commission to balance the wireless system of charging as well. However, the European Union has been notified by Apple that following the deal for a common charger will result in electronic waste after users will have no choice but to adapt to the new chargers.


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