The same charger for all smartphones – level 2
The EU wants to pass a new law which will make the charging port the same for smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, and other devices. It means that there should be only one type of charger for all these devices.
Different devices use different connectors, and they do not always come with the device. Just in the EU, people spend more than 2.4 billion euros on chargers every year. If more devices used the same connectors, it would save money and lower waste.
The new law would cause problems for companies like Apple, who uses its own special charger. An Apple spokesperson said that such a law will be bad for creating new products.
Difficult words: device (an electrical equipment or machine), connector (a thing which joins two or more things together), waste (a material or thing which people no longer need, and they throw it away).
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