Apple launched fast charging support for iPhones in 2017, starting with the iPhone 8. But so far, the company has only included chargers capable of delivering a measly 5W of power with its iPhones. If ChargeLAB – a website focused on charging peripherals – it's right, the iPhone 11 will be shipped with a USB-C charger. That hints at the possibility of higher charging capacity.
😆The iPhone 11 will come with a USB-C charger. pic.twitter.com/FqYgAHJnqx
– ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) August 20, 2019
The site claimed that "a high-level executive" confirmed the development. However, this means Apple's new phones will have a USB-C port. Rather, the in-box charger will likely be a USB-C-to-lighting type deal.
It should be nice to see fast charging coming to the iPhone at last: several Android phone brands, like OnePlus, Oppo, and Huawei, have steadily improved charging speeds for their handsets over the years. Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 10 Plus is getting a crazy-fast 45W charger (but they all have to buy it separately).
Apple's latest products, including the iPad Pro and new MacBooks, support USB-C charging. So, if the company packs a powerful enough charger with its next iPhone, you might be able to charge those devices too. However, no detail on how powerful this brick would be. For reference, Apple's latest and most powerful iPad Pro packs an 18W charger in the box.
Apple's support page for fast charging suggests iPhones can support a USB-PD charger of up to 87W of power. Not really asking for much: a 30W charger would be nice.
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Published August 22, 2019 – 06:44 UTC