New EU battery law could mean EOL for low-cost smartphones

Apple might (or might not) be forced to make batteries inside iPhones user replaceable under new EU regulations, but the new laws likely mean the end of the line for super-cheap Android devices.

EU demands easily replaceable batteries

The big change is that manufacturers must put easy-to-replace batteries inside smartphones and tablets by 2027. These must be  “removable and replaceable by the end-user, leaving sufficient time for operators to adapt the design of their products to this requirement,” the EU says.

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Source:: Computerworld