EU may soon require smartphone companies to include removable batteries

Removable batteries - Person removing battery from smartphone

A new law could mean that device makers have to bring back this long-eliminated feature. A new EU law might mean that smartphone companies will be required to make their products with removable batteries. The law is meant to make it easier for people to keep their product and replace only the battery. The removable batteries law was created to make it easier for consumers to replace the power packs in their products. This is a part of a broader effort being made in the EU to extend the lifespan…

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EU proceeds with standardized phone charger cables by 2024

Charger cables - USB-C Cable

Apple is expected to be the company most impacted by this decision, as it has its own cables. The European Parliament voted 602-13 in favor of requiring that all handheld electronic devices have standardized charger cables in the form of USB-C charging ports, and this will be required as soon as 2024. This is believed to be a first in the world law for charging port standardization for such devices. The standardization of charger cables will apply to everything from laptops and phones to cameras, tablets, smartwatches and other rechargeable…

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