Europe authorities will try to force Apple to abandon one of the features of the iPhon

Apple could be forced to switch from iPhone's proprietary Lightning port to USB Type-C. According to the authoritative edition of Reuters, the European Commission will present the relevant law in September. 

In Europe, they have long been going to establish a single standard for a charging connector for all mobile phones and other gadgets in all countries of the European Union. The move is expected to hit Apple first, as many popular Android smartphones already use USB Type-C ports.

In 2018, the European Commission tried to come to a final decision on this issue, but it never came into force. Apple then warned that the industry's introduction of a shared charging port would "stifle innovation" and lead to e-waste as consumers would be forced to switch to new cables.

Debate resumed last year, with the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the universal charger, citing less waste for the environment and ease of use as key benefits.

The European Union authorities are currently working on a bill on universal charging, which is expected to be presented next month.

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