EU isn’t too thrilled with the iPhone’s proprietary Lightning connector

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The EU is up to its old tricks again and there's a chance, however slight, that it could impact the way some folks charge their iPhones. According to a report from Reuters, regulators in the EU are preparing to embark on a study designed to determine if there should be a singular charging standard. The impetus for the study is to not only make life easier for mobile users, but to stem a worrisome increase in the amount of electronic waste.

The European Commission has been championing a single charging standard for years now, but as any iPhone or Android user can attest, no discernible progress in this area has been made, nor is there reason to believe that handset makers will begin to work together in a meaningful fashion anytime soon. Apple of course uses a proprietary Lightning connector and, not surprisingly, the company has never been keen to work with rival handset makers to establish some sort of lowest common denominator standard. Android manufacturers, meanwhile, employ a mix of USB connectors.

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