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Apple iPhone Charging Port Faces Threat of EU Ban

BRUSSELS—Sales of Apple merchandise that use the corporate’s proprietary Lightning charger port could be banned within the European Union below a deal lawmakers agreed Tuesday, aiming to set a standard charging normal for cellphones and different moveable digital gadgets, and probably hitting the U.S. tech large in a single of its greatest markets.

The deliberate laws, which Apple has opposed, is aimed toward lowering digital waste and enhancing shopper comfort. It would make USB Type-C chargers—that are sometimes put in on many more recent laptop computer computer systems and Android telephones—the usual for small and medium-size digital gadgets offered within the EU, the European Parliament mentioned.