The Wall Street Journal published an article highlighting MEP Alex Agius Saliba’s victory in managing to push Apple into incorporating a USB-C charger point in its latest iPhone.
The article is titled; ‘He Took On The World’s Most Valuable Company – And Won’, and focuses on the work of Agius Saliba.
This is because Saliba was the European Parliament’s rapporteur on common charger legislation, with the regulations coming into force in the EU next year.
This means that mobile phones will have to adapt to the USB-C charger port and ditch the proprietary Lightning adaptor.
Despite having reservations about the change, touting a stifling of innovation and causing inconvenience, Apple yielded to Agius Saliba’s proposals to minimise the environmental impact our technology has.