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USB-C Compulsory for Smartphones, Tablets, & Laptops in 2025?

In 2022, the EU Commission tweeted about introducing a common charger to reduce e-waste and simplify charging for consumers. Now, India is likely to adopt this idea starting in 2025.

by Akhee_S_W Updated: 27 Jun, 2024, 16:12 IST
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Several smartphones (Android & iOS) and devices with different USB ports and lightning cables (Micro USB & Type-C) can be frustrating. But, what if there could be just one common charger and USB port for all our devices? This could soon become a reality in the country. The European Union introduced a rule back in 2022 requiring all tech companies to include USB-C charging ports in their devices. And now, the Indian government is also considering this move, as it can help reduce E-waste in India also. Manufacturers have been given a one-year deadline to comply with this new rule, which means by June 2025, all smartphones and tablets are expected to feature USB-C charging ports in India.

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USB-C Charging Port & Cable for Future iPhones?

Apple’s innovative frequent updates with new releases are well-recognized. A notable example is the decision to exclude charging accessories and earphones from iPhone boxes. This change results in smaller, lighter packaging, allowing Apple to ship more boxes at once and thereby reduce its carbon footprint. Previously, the Indian government urged Apple to start shipping older iPhones with USB-C ports. Apple stated that this move is difficult to implement. However, Apple has already introduced the iPhone 15, ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro Max, all featuring USB-C ports. Looking ahead, we can expect iPhones and iPads to continue using USB-C ports. If future changes to iPhone USB ports are considered, the Indian government's mandate requiring USB-C ports from June 2025 may prevent Apple from shipping devices without USB-C ports in India.

USB-C Charging Compulsory in Laptops from this Year!

As there are reports that all smartphones will soon be required to have USB-C charging ports. This raises questions about whether laptops will also need to have USB-C charging ports. Currently, the plan is to ensure a common charger for all smartphones, tablets, or accessories. For laptops, however, this rule might not come into effect until 2026. If the move to a common charger includes laptops, it can also apply to future MacBooks.

USB-C Charging for Smaller Accessories?

As of now, several digital media and publishers are reporting that the implementation of common chargers for smartphones and devices could become a reality by June 2025. However, there is some concern about whether the USB-C charging mandate will apply to fitness bands, smartwatches, earbuds, neckbands, or basic feature phones. Reports suggest that the mandate will not extend to these smaller accessories, as the focus is primarily on larger electronics. Nonetheless, starting now or from June 2025, manufacturers have the option to implement USB-C ports for these accessories. This would allow consumers to charge their smartphones, earbuds, fitness bands, and other devices with just one charger.

Will USB-C Compulsion Rule Can Benefit You?

One of the benefits everyone considers about mandating USB-C ports on smartphones, laptops, and accessories is the convenience of using a single charger for all devices. This can be the solution for carrying multiple USB cables and ensures easier usability. Additionally, USB-C is considered to support faster data transfer and charging speeds compared to older port types. Still, the concept of having one charger for all devices may seem convenient, but there are concerns about potential issues like voltage and current mismatch, overheating, battery damage, and safety risks. These arise because not all devices are manufactured with the same specifications and capabilities.

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An Upvote for researching that EU has announced it in 2022! Baaki media aisa reflect krre hai ki yeh idea abhi abhi aaya hai EU se…aur India implement krri hai..

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Fayda kya hai... usb c also has so many varient 

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