Not sure if there was already a thread on this or not… figured I’d start one.
The EU have mandated that phone manufacturers adopt USB C for charging. This means Apple’s next iPhone will likely feature a USB-C port instead of lightning. This will probably be the new design worldwide rather than only in EU - but who knows what Apple has planned.
Now, there is new legislation being planned in the EU to force phone makers to use easily replaceable batteries.
Considering a lot of ‘average’ users get a new phone rather than replace the battery - this would be huge for saving on e-waste - particularly now as phones offer less and less “new” things.
Will be interesting to see if it comes into force or not, and how Apple responds, as no doubt it would be a big hit to their sales.