US to Have Standardized Accessories by 2012?
Chances are, you are one of 200 million other consumers who get annoyed that you have to buy a new car charger any time you get a new phone that’s a different brand. Assuming this, you’ll be interested to know that there is a powerful trade group that’s trying to standardize cell phone accessories in the US.
The CTIA has announced a new initiative it is pushing to ensure that by 2012, all wireless phones purchased in the US will have a MicroUSB port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
FCC Chair Julius Genachowski is a fan of the idea. Not only will this reduce consumer cost, it will also reduce electronic waste by a large margin.
Wonderful thing is, 2012 really isn’t that far away. So if this is really going to happen, the wheels need to start rolling right away. I’d say this move is a good start, let’s just hope this becomes a reality.
My question is, however, will this rule apply to Apple?