Smart Tech European Parliament demands universal mobile phone charger in clash with Apple Updated : January 30, 2020 08:33 PM IST European legislators have been pushing for a universal charger for a decade, but Apple has ferociously resisted. The US company insists that its Lightning cable that charges its iPhones is part of a stand for "innovation". Consumers currently have to decide between three main chargers to power their phones. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.