India Implements Type-C Port Requirement, Posing Challenge for Apple’s Lightning Port Devices

India is planning to implement a single charge policy, where all electronic devices sold in the country must use the same charging system, starting in 2024. This policy will align India with the timeline set by the European Union and will affect companies such as Apple, which has a 4% market share in India and currently uses the Lightning port in its products.

The move is intended to provide convenience for customers and protect the environment, as the United Nations estimates that over 220 million tons of electrical waste will be generated globally this year from small appliances, including chargers and charging cables. The release of harmful chemicals from this waste can be dangerous for human health.