Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod, has said that Apple should include USB-C ports in iPhones, as the European Union passed a resolution on USB Type-C as a standard charging port.

The debate started when a Twitter user questioned if the iPod would succeed if Apple was forced to utilize USB 1.0 rather than the fast FireWire technology.

“I can’t see a problem. The world has converged on USB-C. The physical and user limits have been hit. Next up is wireless per, not a diff physical connection. So I’m not too worried about this regulation. They’re simply forcing Apple to do the right thing… it’s overdue frankly”, Fadell posted on Twitter.

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“Not in this case. This is only happening because Apple hasn’t been doing the right thing. Period. This is about a monopolist-like position not about technology. I hope after Apple is forced to change the regulations will be removed to allow innovation to continue”, he added.

Earlier, the European Parliament passed a resolution mandating that by the end of 2024, all consumer electronics, including iPhones and AirPods, will use USB Type-C as their standard charging port.

The Parliament said that the new law is part of a broader EU effort to reduce e-waste and empower consumers to make more sustainable choices.

“Following Parliament’s approval, EU consumers will soon be able to use a single charging solution for their electronic devices,” the European Parliament said in a statement.

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“By the end of 2024, all mobile phones, tablets, and cameras sold in the EU will have to be equipped with a USB Type-C charging port. From spring 2026, the obligation will extend to laptops,” it added.