By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
Published: 13:03 GMT, 15 January 2020 | Updated: 13:16 GMT, 15 January 2020
Apple may be forced to abandon its current iPhone charging cable and adopt the USB-C alternative favoured by Android handsets under a new EU ruling.
Apple has bucked the trend and resisted the temptation to adopt and integrate USB-C charging since it was released in 2014.
It released its 'Lightning' charger in 2012, and all of its iPhones are charged this way.
But the EU parliament is now debating making it mandatory for all new phones to have a 'common charger', with USB-C the likely choice.
If the EU forces iPhones sold in Europe to have a new charging method, it is unlikely the company would manufacture two cables and may adopt the USB-C globally.
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The EU parliament is now debating making it mandatory for all new phones to have a 'common charger'. with the USB-C (pictured) the obvious option
If the move goes ahead it would allow