London, Oct. 2 (ANI): Tech giant Apple could be forced to supply same chargers that are manufactured by its rivals as the MEPs voted in favour of microUSBs being made industry standard.
Apple has been manufacturing its exclusive chargers for its devices, which were not compatible with devices made by rival companies.
However, with the MEPs' decision on a consumer protection committee in favour of the universal one-size-fits-all charger could force the company to follow the norm in Europe, metro.co.uk reports.
The company had recently launched a worldwide programme to replace third-party and counterfeit USB charges following electrocution of a Chinese woman by a non-Apple charger.
In another incidence, a 34-year old man suffered major electric shock when his daughter's iPad charger burst in his hand while unplugging.
These cases have tainted the tech giant's image among its fans and with the standard charger becoming a norm in the Europe, such incidents might be reduced. (ANI)