May 20, 2024
The European Union is engaged in an orgy of self-congratulatory back-patting for having dunked on Apple today. As expected, the EU Parliament voted to standardize mobile device charging ports in the Eurozone to USB-C.

The European Parliament approved new rules on Tuesday that will introduce in the European Union a single charging port for mobile phones, tablets and cameras by 2024, a world first that is expected to affect iPhone maker Apple more than its rivals.

Now, no matter where in Europe you buy your cell phone or what brand it is, you’ll be able to use the same USB-C cable to charge it.

Of course, you won’t be able to drive from breakfast to lunch without needing seventeen different a/c adaptors for the ninety-eleven wall sockets they have over there, but standardizing those wouldn’t stick a finger in the eye of a hated American tech giant.

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