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EU agrees to create single mobile charging port
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EU agrees to create single mobile charging port

EU agrees to create single mobile charging port Apple's hopes of dominating the market for mobile devices by bundling a single port for charging all of its products was dealt a major blow on Thursday when the European Union voted in favour of a proposal that would require companies to allow other brands' products to be charged through their proprietary ports. The move could see Apple lose out on major opportunities in Europe, where consumers are increasingly looking for alternatives to the iPhone and iPad. What is the Apple - EU dispute about? The EU and Apple have been arguing about the design of a single mobile charging port for years. The EU wants the port to be standardized, while Apple wants it to be proprietary. The dispute has caused delays in the release of new Apple products, a...