Very recently, some policies regarding tech e-waste in the EU has made them pass a law for all electronic devices to use UBC C as a universal plug. Apple isn't very happy about this as they have been able to monetize their proprietary lightning cable. It's been rumoured that the next iPhone will switch to USB C as a direct result of EU laws. What I find appalling about this situation is the lack of environmental protection and consumer protection laws we have in North America. I hope that in the future, more environmentally progressive parties in this country are able to pressure our governments into increased corporate regulation and do what is possible to protect the environment and us as consumers.