Fast-charging the iPhone XS, Max and XR is still out of the box and $68 extra
by Daniel Petrov / Sep 12, 2018, 2:56 PM
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.
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posted on Sep 12, 2018, 2:58 PM 25
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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.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 3:16 PM 23
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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?
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 3:05 PM 20
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Screw Wisconsin, Cupertino knows more about milking then those drunkards do.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 3:05 PM 22
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for a trillion dollar company, they can't afford to put a bloody fast charger in the box?
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 3:17 PM 14
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How do you think they got to a trillion? Like this.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 3:24 PM 14
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I'm almost willing to bet that those attending cheered and clapped when they learned that fast charging would cost an extra 8%.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 3:20 PM 14
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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.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 3:29 PM 2
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If jobs were still alive, Tim Cook would still be his second in command, and you'd still be working your dead end job.
posted on Sep 13, 2018, 12:19 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 12, 2018, 3:39 PM 5
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