UK won’t follow EU and demand all mobile phones have a common USB-C charger


The UK will not follow the EU’s lead and demand smartphone manufacturers – including Apple – include a common charging cable in their products.

Earlier this week, European lawmakers confirmed most types of consumer electronics would have to include a USB Type-C port, citing significant amounts of electronic waste caused by unused chargers and the inconvenience suffered by Android and iPhone users who need different cables for different devices.