The European Union's initiative to standardize cell phone chargers in its territory was short-lived, since one of the world's leading manufacturers slammed the door for their idea.
Apple flatly refused a request from the European parliament that aimed to use the same type of charger to "reduce electronic waste and facilitate the lives of consumers."
Those of Cupertino refuted that argument in the following way: "the same connector stifles innovation instead of encouraging it and will give consumers in Europe and the economy in general."
The defense of the iPhone manufacturers is that if the Lightning cable patented by those of manzanita is removed from one day to another, ?it will have a direct negative impact by interrupting the hundreds of millions of active devices and accessories used by our European customers and even more Apple customers worldwide, creating an unprecedented volume of electronic waste and great inconvenience for users. ?
To be fair, Apple also presented a proposal to the European Commission, and made a call to unify the charging ports, that is, look at the other part of the cable that goes to the current. Ah they say you can do a job, regardless of the type of plug that the user has and the place of destination such as hotels, restaurants or public places.
The company led by Tim Cook also commented that, "We do not believe there is a regulation case, given that the industry is already adopting the use of USB Type-C through a connector or cable assembly."
?This includes the Apple USB-C power adapter that is compatible with all iPhone and iPad devices. This approach is more affordable and convenient for consumers, allows charging a wide range of portable electronic products, encourages people to reuse their charger and allows for innovation, ?they said.