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The use of USB type C charging ports can be made necessary six months after the European Union publishes regulations for them in 2024, according to a large majority of the industry and government, because electronic manufacturers have a globally integrated supply chain. Due to the growth of Chinese smartphone companies, India has overtaken the US as the second-largest market for smartphones. In India, Android smartphones account for over 96% of all mobile device sales, with Apple coming in second with 3.1%.
Problem For Apple
All of Apple‘s iPhones and certain iPads have the company’s own Lightning charging port, which it is hesitant to abandon. To comply with EU regulations, the business acknowledged that it would produce iPhones with a USB-C port. According to reports, disposable chargers account for 11,000 tons of electronic waste annually. By eliminating the need to purchase additional charges, customers in the EU might save up to 250 million euros annually.
In the second quarter of 2022, Apple had a 48% market share, accounting for the greatest portion of the US smartphone market. Following Samsung, which had 30% of the market share in the same quarter, comes Lenovo, which has 9% of the market. Most USB-C or MicroUSB chargers are used with Samsung and Lenovo smartphones.