USB-C: India in turn adopts the universal charger and has the Apple Watch in its sights
India is following in Europe’s footsteps: mobile devices sold in the country will soon have to carry a USB-C port as a charging port. A meeting was held this summer between the Indian government and industry representatives, and the news was made official in the Trade standard tuesday. Manufacturers have until March 2025 to get on board.
If the measure obviously targets the iPhone and its Lightning port, the Indian government is also considering the possibility of imposing a standardized charger for portable devices. This should concern watches and other connected bracelets. ” Government to provide two common types of charging ports for mobile phones and portable electronic devices », Explains the secretary of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. No further details have been released at this time.
The newspaper explains that the 2025 deadline was chosen taking into account the constraints of the global supply chain and the availability of products. It follows the European calendar: it is at the end of 2024 that the integration of a USB-C port will be mandatory on a large number of devices marketed on the Old Continent.
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