Apple's new iPad Pro 2018 with USB-C will charge faster with the new brick in the box

Apple's new iPad Pro 2018 with USB-C will charge faster with the new brick in the box
Apple is slowly beginning to improve the fast charging situation of its gadgets. No, we aren't talking about the iPhones - these still come with a 5W charger in their boxes, and fast-charging will run you $68 extra if you want to get Apple's official 30W charger plus its proprietary USB-PD cable.

What we mean now is that the new iPad Pro which has a standard-fare USB-C connector (praise the charging gods!) is wrapped together with a more powerful 18W charger, compared to the 12W brick that iPads sported until now. This is probably the same 18W charger that a Chinese testing firm leaked not long ago, and was assumed to come packed with the new 2018 iPhones while Apple has apparently destined it for its iPad Pro successors.

Does that mean you can also charge your iPhones faster using the new iPad Pro charger? To a certain extent the answer should be affirmative, though if you want the best fast-charging experience for your iPhone, you'd probably have to splurge for the 30W brick that costs $49.

Our tests with the previous, 12W iPad charger, revealed that it tops up an iPhone much faster than the stock brick, and only a bit slower than the 30W one, so with the fresh 18W one that comes witht the new iPad Pro, you might save on that extra expenditure, too.

Apple's new iPad Pro 2018 with USB-C will charge faster with the new brick in the box

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13 Comments

1. bucknassty

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

not sure why they wont just put a larger brick for the iphones... just do it apple... just do it

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Tim cook likes that extra green in his pockets....

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Double

5. PolishWalrus

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 2018

And change the port to usb-c

6. bucknassty

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

ah! maybe thats it.... they are waiting to switch the iphones to usb c

9. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

they sell a 800p screen at the $750, what do you expect? Look at how a Macbook air at $1200 only have dualcore CPU :D :D

2. Jrod99

Posts: 676; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

All this time thought I had 12 watt chargers for my iPads but they’re actually 10 watt. Got a Anker 30 watt on the way.

7. Vokilam

Posts: 984; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I have a 12 watt with my iPad.

8. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

so how can we use the included headphone with Iphone with Ipad? Can we? Can we? Can we?

10. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Now watch, Samsung will copy and put USB-C on their tablets and faster charging. Pfft.

11. Prajjwal

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

Except that Samsung has both on their tablets already.

12. bucknassty

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

damn samsung for copying apple on stuff thats already being implemented!

13. TechDork

Posts: 399; Member since: May 10, 2010

I just charge my iPhone XS Max with my MacBook Pro charger lol.

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