Oh right, because Apple who makes it so their chargers break every couple months is totally gonna be causing less e-waste with their cruddy solution.
The upside with having lawmakers not controlled by lobbyists.
Ban Apple - save the nature
Nice! Congratulations EU! I'm sure everyone can't wait to pay 20€ extra on their next iPhone to help the world off of 0.00001% plastic waste while chinese dump tons of the same stuff in ocean every day.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2020Lightning Port was doing everything the USB-C does way before USB-C was even invented. and USB... moreThe problem was they kept the tech for themselves and if they come up with something better they'll probably want to do the same because they see more profit on exclusivity.
They could have proposed Lighting as the standard before type-c, they can do it now and a lot of people would probably approve it, they just don't want to
"As research by sustainablySMART shows, most of the e-waste is generated by the charging brick, not the cable"
err, i think the source of e-waste is generated by the phone itself i guess.. market now flooded with many phones now, some even similar.
people buy phone comes with charger,
people dont buy phone means also no charger too,
people replace his phone comes with charger too, although his previous charger is still can be used to charge for his new phone..
so, the source of e-waste itself is the phone not the charger lol XD
I give my best shout that the apple will sells USB-C chargers for 25 and cables for another 25 bucks.
It will be 1 dollar per charger / cable and 24 for apple logo paint.
Ewwwwww thats cringe.
Pabliell, 31 Jan 2020So now the EU wants to kill the innovation in fast charging. Fast charging requires a good gr... moreI don't think you understand how government works. If there was no legislative body or Parliament, the entire EU would be in utter chaos. Next time think before you make ignorant comments ;)
harwey, 31 Jan 2020I feel sorry for the manufacturers... Many of them won't be able to sell $1 usb cable for $20...lolBest comment ROLF Hahahah
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2020If everyone adopts usb-c then the prices will go as low as possible! It's not a bad move it is... moreMan thats exactly correct apart the fact USB-C with apple logo will cost equal to lighting charger where they ask 25 euros for a charging brick and 25 euros for cable despite all are equally same.
everything must be usb-c from now on...
"Their suggestion is to ban or disincentivize the inclusion of a charger in the retail packaging for smartphones"
So basically chargers are to be bought separately, epic. Phones are losing fundamental features such as 3.5mm jack and chargers while gaining gimmicky and useless features.
Apple use USB and USB C in chargers
if you ask me, not just the lightning cable. Iphones must go too. robbing idiots for years. Its waste of money really. Time for idiots to settle down with realme and 50 watt charging just for some silly games and whatsapp.
my god . 16kg per person . I wonder how many charger a person buy in eu in a year.
Translated Apple: This will make it impossible for us to achieve customer lock-in by using proprietary tech.
Well, it was on to-do-list, just moved from voluntary to forced.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2020Lightning Port was doing everything the USB-C does way before USB-C was even invented. and USB... moreSorry, but no, USB-C is not Apple's innovation. They are part of the spec sheet but there are a lot of companies listed, some with more engineers involved:
Oh, and they were introduced in the same year, even if Lightning was first to the market.
Once more EU strikes against unbridled greed and customer manipulation of mobile companies. Hats off to them. Lightening might have had its benefits in the usb 2.0 age, but in usb-C, PD, and thunderbolt open/4.0? No sir, not anymore.
I hope other regulators/legislative bodies do the same thing.