EU Finally agrees on single smartphone charger socket
At last: BBC News - Europe backs call for universal smartphone charger
It's been on the cards for some time, but at last they have agreed to press on with it.
I just hope they allow for future evolutions of USB types!
The design of charger being favoured uses a Micro USB connector - a format used on many handsets and other devices already.
Apple has yet to respond to the proposals as it is one of the few manufacturers that produces gadgets with proprietary power ports. However, it was one of the original signatories of the agreement Europe reached with manufacturers to produce the chargers.