EU to impose universal phone charger

The European Union says it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone connector cable. European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton says 'something had to be done' as he introduces the plan for a universal charger following the announcement that the European Commission believes a standard cable for all devices will cut back on electronic waste, but Apple says a one-size fits all charger will stop innovation and create more pollution.

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