Hardware Repairability

EU mandates that manufacturers keep spare parts accessible for 5 years

After product is introduced in the market, at least 15 components should be available

Includes, displays, batteries, chargers, speakers, covers, SIM and SD card trays, etc

EU regulations ensure batteries last 500 charges without losing 83% of their capacity

By 2024, all chargers will be USB-C standard, complying with Apple iPhone 14 type-C

The proposed regulations also affect five-year software updates for every device

 Reduce energy use, CO2 emissions, and e-waste

This rule, MAKES hardware robust, water-resistant, easier to repair, and recyclable

EU officials warned manufacturers "will go off the market," if don't comply

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