Lo and behold, the 2018 iPhones may ship with fast chargers in the box


While Apple's current iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have fast charging circuitry built in, they ship with regular chargers that take more than two hours to top up an iPhone 8, for example, or three for the iPhone X, as you can see in our testing video above. Apple does offer a fast 29W USB-C Power Adapter that will top off your iPhone to 50% in 30 minutes flat, but that one will cost you $49 extra, and you have to combine it with an "Apple USB-C to Lightning" cable (sold separately for $25).



You can buy a cheaper USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) adapter, but it won't be with the Apple branding, and the whole fast-charging kit will still set you back at least $50. That's one glaring omission when it comes to Apple's iPhones, or may be it's a deliberate strategy, but rumor has it that slow charging will be no more for the 2018 iPhones.

Yep, supply chain sources are tipping that the iPhone 9, Xs and Xs Plus, or whatever Apple names them, will come with 18W USB-PD adapters, as well as USB-C to Lightning cable in the box, not outside of it. This will bring Apple up to speed with current Android handsets, which have been offering fast charging for a while, and the best examples allow you to squeeze a day or two of battery life with less than an hour and a half of fast charging.

source: Chongdiantou (translated)

FEATURED VIDEO

35 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Wow, the Iphone X is shaping up to be one hell of a boring phone

12. rubyonrails3

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

really? you need to look s9 or G7 for that boring phone. it gets boring after a while but iPhone X is far from boring. beside iPhone X+ will make a lot of people happy.

18. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The guy who you're replying right now is used to defend Apple like you did, look at him now, you'll be following his path once you see the light.

24. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 715; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I'm a hybrid user. And I know what rubyonrails3 is talking about.

26. pepsecoke

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Wierd, worst battery in real life, barrowed display thats iphone from.iphone.arena..

29. Tiagoapplefanboy

Posts: 7; Member since: May 03, 2018

I used to love apple, but they are continuousely disapointing, sadly i can´t be full productive and pratic with apple anymore...

20. scarface21173

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Got it on a moto g4 plus, mid range 2years old.

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Everyone else has had fast chargers in the box for 2-3 years, but omg Apple is about to do it (and it's just a rumor) and it's a revolution.

4. maherk

Posts: 6768; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

5-6 years**

19. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, and 2-3 years for low-end phone to include 10W charger.

23. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Basic physics, 5V x 2A = 10W and that ain't a fast charger.

3. swarai

Posts: 85; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

Reason #480 why I won't buy an iPhone. This does not "bring Apple up to speed with current Android handsets" because it is not built in. Nice try

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Reason #481 you can't afford an iPhone.

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2206; Member since: May 04, 2015

Reason #482 your whole self worth is clearly tied to the type of phone you use.

8. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Or you can say hating a phone you can't afford.

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 2206; Member since: May 04, 2015

Warped logic. What if you happen to own two phones for the price of one iPhone? Or if you required a dual-sim phone like a Mate 10? Don't worry, Apple will "innovate" soon and "invent" the dual-sim phone.

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

NateDiaz is one of the biggest iSheep around!

13. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

I really am.

27. pepsecoke

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

So you can.afford high end.phone from samsung.or.lg?

31. Tiagoapplefanboy

Posts: 7; Member since: May 03, 2018

I was like you, but now i´m awake..

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Apple, it's time to get rid of the lightning port as well. Make everything type C. They are the ones who are pushing the type-C port through their macbooks, and they are still going with this archaic lightning on iPads and iPhones, along with their accessories like magic keyboard and magic mouse 2.

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

No. That's a bad idea. Because the lighting port makes iPhone a special device, also it comes in the box so what's the problem? USB C is way too common thus Apple cannot standardize iPhone charging. Anyone will charge the iPhone by any USB C cable they bought from God knows where. Also the lighting port is invented by Apple thus confined to Apple. It makes them special.

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha this guy with his stupid apple propaganda. It makes apple special just because the lighting port? Kid how old are you?

14. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Old enough to be your mom's son in law.

17. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Okay, here's the thing. The cable that iPhone comes in can't connect to a macbook without a dongle. That's pathetic. Not to mention that my macbook pro's charger charges my android phone, but it won't charge an iPhone. If you don't see the stupidity in that, may God help you.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30962; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, did you really just post that stupid sh*t? LMAOOO man, you really are blinded by Apple.

30. Tiagoapplefanboy

Posts: 7; Member since: May 03, 2018

I think you are not using the world tecnology properly, or you just browse facebook and check emails, but if you work seriousely and have to be productive and pratical, you can´t go to apple anymore, it´s too many compromises to make just to have a premium brand... i´m quiting from apple products, i already sell my macbook pro and my iphone... I´m much more happy with my samsung note 8 and my MSI gs65, beast of technology, i was blind to the real world

34. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Anyone will charge the iPhone by any USB C cable they bought from God knows where" They can change the phone with any lightning cable bought from God know where now, so what's the difference. Damn bet your momma is so proud of you.

35. Marcwand3l

Posts: 426; Member since: May 08, 2017

>USB C is way too common thus Apple cannot standardize iPhone charging. Anyone will charge the iPhone by any USB C cable they bought from God knows where.

22. antroid

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Which may increase the price by another 100$

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.