The USB-C mandate stifles innovation and will harm consumers in the future. Apple is being singled out and it stands to lose greatly as a result of this overreach by the EU. Despite this, if Apple goes to completely wireless charging in the near future, which it probably will do, this aspect of hyper-regulation will be rendered moot.
Consumers won’t be losing anything on the technical side, in fact, they may look forward to data transfer and charging perks because of this regulation. It’s time for the US to get on board with the EU and adopt similar restrictions, which benefit consumers and protect the environment.