Apple Could Face Legal Trouble Due to iPhone Lightning Port

The European Commission will begin an assessment study to determine whether device manufacturers comply with its requirements to offer a common mobile phone charger.

EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager says the Commission isn’t happy with how phone makers handle this problem, without providing any specifics as to whether a specific company could end up being investigated or not.

However, it’s believed that Apple may be one of the companies risking legal trouble due to its Lightning port, as it is one of the largest companies still not migrating to the USB-C standard already.

Back in 2009, a total of 14 companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to adopt a common charger for smartphones, with new letters of intent signed in 2013 and 2014 after the original agreement came to an end in 2012. Companies like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and Nokia were part of the group.

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