USB Type C Charger: As per EU directives, from 28 December 2024, USB Type C charger will be mandatory for all smartphones including iPhone in its member states. Preparations are underway to bring such a regime in India.
USB Type C Rule: Mobile Phones and Electronics Govt of India USB Type C The port is considering bringing in a new rule to make it mandatory. Before this European union, European union) has made such a provision, which will be applicable from 2024 onwards. European union (EU This rule is expected to be implemented in India from March 2025 onwards. According to reports, the government may exempt audio listening devices like feature phones and earphones from this rule.
Companies working in the feature phone industry fear that making the Type C charger mandatory will increase costs significantly, a senior official said. Due to this feature phones will also cost more. According to a Mint report, “In mobile and electronics, USB Type-C is being mandated by industry players, but for feature phones, wearables and hearables, stakeholders have said the cost will increase.
250 Million Feature Phone Users In India
Unlike the European Union, which does not use USB Type-C chargers, India has the largest market for feature phones at 250 million users, he said. India is the world’s largest market for wearable and hearable devices such as smart watches and earphones, where users use different types of USB charging points. This differentiates the Indian market from the European market, where most users use smartphones, and most of them also have iPhones.
USB Type-C On iPhone Too
A senior official said the government has set up a sub-committee to decide on a common charging point for hearing and wearable gadgets. According to EU directives, from December 28, 2024, all smartphones, including the iPhone, sold in its member states must come with a common USB Type-C charger. At the same time, laptop manufacturers have been given time till 2026 to comply with the new rule.
Limit Relaxation For Laptops
India will follow a similar timeline, officials said. However, the government will give companies another three months to comply with the new rules. At the same time, laptop manufacturers in India should include a USB Type-C charger port in all models. For this, laptop companies will have to work in a new way, which will take two years.
98% Of Android Phones are USB Type-C
Let us tell you that USB Type-C is used as charging port in 98 percent of Android smartphones globally. However, the iPhone doesn’t show any speed in this regard. Apple still relies on the Lightning port to charge the iPhone.