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== Mobile phone chargers have mostly converged on a common USB-based solution... ==
 
== Mobile phone chargers have mostly converged on a common USB-based solution... ==
  
Regarding ''Mobile phone chargers have mostly converged on a common USB-based solution'', it may be worth mentioning the reason they converged was China. China passed legislation standardizing the charging interface because competing designs proliferated and were not interoperating. It was causing excessive waste as millions of good chargers were discarded every year. Europe is cosidering similar legislation. Also see [https://www.chinalawblog.com/2007/06/chinas_big_government_hand_wor.html China’s Big Government Hand Works Just Fine] and [https://www.geek.com/apple/apple-will-be-forced-to-use-micro-usb-chargers-by-2017-1587862/ Apple will be forced to use micro USB chargers by 2017].
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Regarding ''Mobile phone chargers have mostly converged on a common USB-based solution'', it may be worth mentioning the reason they converged was China. China passed legislation standardizing the charging interface because competing designs proliferated and were not interoperating. Europe is cosidering similar legislation. Also see [https://www.geek.com/apple/apple-will-be-forced-to-use-micro-usb-chargers-by-2017-1587862/ Apple will be forced to use micro USB chargers by 2017].
 
 
: Except they didn't, because USB-C happened before micro-USB convergence actually occured in the West, and iPhones *still* aren't conforming to any sort of charger standard in 2019. And now we have 9 different standards running over a USB-C connector...
 

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