The European Union voted overwhelmingly that users should be able to change mobile phone batteries without paying for the service.
It would be a requirement, but not for four years at the earliest
This means that mobile phone manufacturers may have to sell all models within the EU area with a possibility – so it will not only affect the Apple iPhone. The reason we mention Apple is, of course, that the company’s design philosophy is to completely control the steel in all aspects of the product, although it did open up home service for certain things from April last year.
This is the case that Apple supports do-it-yourself battery replacement in the USA (the Apple package costs 1,000 kroner, which might be more than getting others to do it), but it’s uncertain if the EU thinks so. easy Adequate. In addition, Apple will have to expand the program in order for it to apply to the entire European Union. The proposal states that batteries should be “designed into modules in such a way that consumers themselves can easily remove and replace them.”
In any case, Apple has plenty of time to get it done. In fact, the EU will mandate something like this in 2027 at the earliest. Those members who voted yes must now formally support the proposal and then ratify the new regulations. Starting next year, the European Union will require USB C on mobile phones, tablets and most other devices as well as the ability for customers in the European Union to install apps outside of the Apple App Store.
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