Fast-charging the iPhone XS, Max and XR is still out of the box and $68 extra

Fast-charging the iPhone XS, Max and XR is still out of the box and $68 extra
While Apple's new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR have fast-charging circuitry built in, they ship with regular chargers that would likely take more than two hours to top their larger batteries, for example. Apple does offer a fast 30W USB-C Power Adapter that will load your new iPhones at 50% in 30 minutes flat, but that one will cost you $49 extra.

Still, Apple does give you other options, as it lists on its official support pages that the fast-charging functionality of the new iPhones is certainly accessible by plugging in certain third-party USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) adapters, and combining them with an "Apple USB-C to Lightning" cable (sold separately for $19).

Long story short, as you can read from the new iPhones' website small print, you can't fast-charge your iPhone XS, Max or XR on the cheap with what Apple included in the box, but would rather have to buy its separate $50 adapter, or use a compatible third-party one for fast-charging on the cheap. Bummer.



1. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016


9. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Don't forget you have to buy the 3.5mm audio dongle separately as well now. Which is another $9. Phonearena made an aritle talking about how the Pixel 3s audio dongle was $12, but it will come in the box. The $12 is for how much it costs to buy another replacement dongle. Soon Apple will charge you extra for the amount of air that comes inside their iPhone boxes.

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2623; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The largest storage option XS Max is $2000 in Canada. For that much money I'd still have to shell out more for fast charging? Seriously?

26. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Don't forget you have to pay extra for the 3.5 mm audio dongle as well. Since that isn't included anymore. Can anyone see me holding my finger up in the air, that is kind of facing an Apple store?

3. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Screw Wisconsin, Cupertino knows more about milking then those drunkards do.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You won

13. Taphius

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Haha post of the day

54. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012


65. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

I bet you are the life of the party.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Lol, they would still buy it because it's an Apple!!!

5. sunnyfpy

Posts: 288; Member since: May 12, 2013

Ridiculous price

6. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016



Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Whahahahahahaha poor iFans

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Sad actually

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

for a trillion dollar company, they can't afford to put a bloody fast charger in the box?

14. _KIRA_

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

How do you think they got to a trillion? Like this.

16. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

It's already 2018, and people still don't understand how Apple like to run their for-profit company?

12. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I'm almost willing to bet that those attending cheered and clapped when they learned that fast charging would cost an extra 8%.

15. zelas

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 25, 2013


27. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

It's 10% in Canada. Plus you have to pay extra for the 3.5mm audio dongle as well.

28. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Ahh, Apple the greedy company.

17. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Keep milking those buyers. It's actually sad cause I owned the first iPhone in 2007 and kept using iPhones till 2013 before switching to Android. If Jobs were alive, he would have skinned those responsible for these terrible marketing tactics and prices. He may not have been the nicest person, but he was a visionary for sure.

29. RoyalMike unregistered

No jobs was why Apple is such a greedy company, he was the worst person ever.. Better dead than alive

33. izim1

Posts: 1600; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lmao what? Jobs is the reason why apple has an absolute greed mentality. It's his legacy.

51. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

If jobs were still alive, Tim Cook would still be his second in command, and you'd still be working your dead end job.

57. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You'd be sucking two apple dicks instead of one...

67. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Just like you father, huh? ;)

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Same old Apple, cha-ching go the cash registers. Line em up and bleed them all for standard accessories and subscriptions to apps. Hard to stay mad at something that just works to bring cash in.

19. monkeyb

Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

iPhone Xr cheapness by Apple (Boy, are their profit margins going to be super high): - Use a very low quality screen resolution, much lower than 8 Plus and give it a new name. Funny no one seemed to notice this. - A12 is new but the modem inside is weaker than XS. Yes, the Xr does not have gigabit speed LTE so they royally cheaped out there. - Same old horrible 5W charger and cable. - 3D Touch removed. So they made a low resolution screen minus 3D touch. I was definitely going to buy it replacing my iP 7 but these guys are penny pinchers to the next level and are pissing of loyal customers. I think I will be sticking to the 7 for some more time.

20. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is just complete bulls**t and a robbery especially for a 1000$ phone. Very irritating business practice.

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