In the near future, smartphones, tablets, and laptops in India may all have a standard USB Type-C charging connector. On Wednesday, a Central Inter-Ministerial Task Force agreed to adopt USB Type-C as the universal charging connector for electronic gadgets. Representatives from business associations, educational institutions, Varanasi and Central government ministries.

As well as smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple, served on the task team.

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The Department of Consumer Affairs has also organized a sub-group to determine if such a step is possible. Even for wearables such as smartwatches.

It was also said if feature phones will have a conventional charging port as well.

Stakeholders at the meeting proposed that the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) conduct a study to analyse the impact of USB Type-C as a standard charging port on electronic trash.

According to a recent The Economic Times report, industry executive has proposed that these changes may be implemented in India after European Union (EU) legislation on the subject takes effect in Europe.

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This modification will have the greatest impact on Apple. Which uses its own proprietary Lighting connectors on its products.

The EU rule requiring USB Type-C as the standard charging port will take effect in 2024.

Apple iPhone 15 series, which is to launch in the second half of 2023. And will have the lightning connector in favour of a USB Type-C interface.