So long Apple Lightning charger

So long Apple Lightning charger. As much as we love Apple, its Lightning chargers can be a real headache. The pesky cords only work on Apple products and that often means having to carry around more cables than you'd like to avoid losing juice. Well, the European Union has also had enough and it's finally called time on Apple's proprietary connector. 

A full decade after the Lightning cable was introduced, the EU has finally passed a rule that all smartphones must have the same charging port, making all chargers interchangeable. Specifically, the ruling will require all smartphones in the EU to have a USB-C charging port, so it's goodbye to the Apple Lightning charger – at least for those of us in Europe (if you're an Apple user and need to restock on the latest tech, then make sure you check out our roundup of the best Apple deals).

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.