Saudi Arabia announced a law to standardize charging ports for all electronic devices – all devices must have USB-C, with the first stage set to begin on January 1, 2025. Government spokespeople said this aims to improve user experience, reduce costs and e-waste, and also allow high-quality data transfers.
The decision comes from the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization and the Communications, Space, and Technology Commission. The first stage is for mobile phones and electronic devices such as headphones, keyboards, speakers, routers, etc.
There is a second stage, starting from April 1, 2026, which will apply to laptops and portable computers.
According to the organizations, consumers will save SAR 170 million (about $45 million) and reduce usage of chargers by more than 2.2 million units annually.
Cleared by 2024? I don't every single keyboard and mouse that has ever been made for pc will be gone by January lol. And then we still have to wait for pc and motherboard manufactures to create and test new motherboards with mostly type c ports ...
New stocks will be created with usb C, old gets cleared by 2024& usb A to usb C connector will during transition. Just like usb c as 3.5mm replacement.
I'm using an S20 FE 5G. I would never use an iPhone. Quality build is ok, but the software is just too limited for my taste. I still use the charger it came with, but I sometimes use the laptop's charger as well. Also, I think that there ...