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Apple Will Be Forced to Use New Charger After EU Votes for USB-C

  • Firm is testing iPhone models that use the USB-C standard
  • Move meant to cut down on waste, save consumers money
A USB-C cable and Apple Inc. iPhone.

A USB-C cable and Apple Inc. iPhone.

Photographer: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Members of the European Parliament voted to force companies such as Apple Inc. to adapt products that don’t already feature a standard USB-C charger to use one. This would include iPhones, in Apple’s case.

A total of 602 lawmakers voted for the plan on Tuesday, with 13 against, and eight abstaining.