EU suggests new regulations to extend the life of smartphones and tablets

The European Union's legislative branch has suggested new guidelines for the reparability of cell phones and tablets.

The European Commission is likewise interested in increasing battery longevity.

As the Financial Times notes, the goal is to lessen electronic waste as well as the environmental effects of phones and tables.

Smartphone manufacturers have retaliated against several standards' provisions by arguing that increased components availability will result in more plastic use.

However, some phone makers are making an effort to circumvent such laws by providing consumers with the parts and equipment they need to self-repair their gadgets.

Software updates would be impacted by the proposed regulations.

Back in June, the EC declared that by fall 2024, USB-C would be the norm for charging the majority of electronic devices, including all phones.

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