You might need a $50 charger and a $25 cable to use Fast Charge on Apple's new iPhones


Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first crop of iPhones that support fast charging, a feature sorely missing on all previous iPhone models.

But you might need to separately purchase a $50 wall charger and a $25 cable in order to use the new feature.

Initial information points out that the new iPhones will ship with a traditional, slow charger and a Lightning to USB-A cable.

For fast-charge, though, you will need one of Apple's USB-C chargers (the cheapest one is priced at $50) and a USB-C to Lightning cable that costs an additional $25. Using that setup, you can get the 50% charge in 30 minutes that Apple advertizes for the new iPhones.

Apple sells three USB-C chargers: 29W, 61W and 87W ones prices at $50, $70 and $80 respectively.




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39 Comments

1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

I have 2 of these and 2 cables for my ipads

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Wow you are the man!

12. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Not surprise. Apple being Apple, sheep being sheep.

37. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Well in my defence charging times on 12.9 inch 2015 ipad pro were a good 5-6 hours using out of box 12w charger so i wa dforced to buy faster alternate Plus i dont use apple products because im sheep and addicted to whatever apple churns out I had been waiting for a bigger sized tablets for 2 3 years and finally they launched it in 2015 Android tablets are largely useless I hope an even bigger 14, 15 or 17 inch ipad i launched in coming years U can check the reviews of samsung view 18 inch tablet which was designed by morons in my opinion I gave up using iphones back in 2015 when insold my iphone 6 plus

36. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Hahaha i have been visiting this website multpiple times a day for more than half a decade I have never read a more better and hillarious comment Actually charging ipad pro with out of box 12w adapter takes around 6 hours, so i got annoyed and bought faster chargers

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Truly Pathetic!

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

If this is true, than that's absolutely ridiculous. Greedy bastards. What an absolute s**t company it is.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

That's why apple is called the Cable&Dongle company. They love ripping off Sheep!

17. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Nothing is free in Merica.

6. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

That's macbook's charger right? that thing is brick.. And even if it can charge iPhone, how much power it can actually transfer to iPhone? 10W?

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is absolutely ridiculous. Announcing a fast charge feature for a 999$ phone and it doesn't come bundled in the box? Are they really desperate to gobble up money so bad? And the idiot sheep still buying their s**t? Unbelievable.

24. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

We don't know for certain that it won't be in the box the the X. It may be the 8 & 8 Plus where the extra cost comes in, thus pushing punters even closer to shelling out a bit more for the X.

26. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

What is it there to shell out? The freakin' phones are 700+. The fast charger should be included in the box like every oem out there but they are milking there own sheep to no end. Greedy bastards.

8. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Ah the magic of the 'Shephard' on the sheep

33. Ikechukwu

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

Haaahaaa man the comments are really comedy worthy. Once some of these companies get a grip on some 'loyal' customers, they buy anything

9. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

WOW..JUST WOW..AMAZING, YOU INTRODUCE AN INDUSTRY STANDARD FEATURE AFTER SEVERAL YEARS AND MAKE YOUR COSTUMER PAY HEAVILY FOR THAT. AMAZING

10. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

I get dash charger with my one plus 3t, which costs half the price of iPhone

11. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I think this chargers for MacBook ? because I have one like them for my macbook pro 2017

13. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Greedy.. rubbish..

14. sssbeesss

Posts: 20; Member since: May 04, 2014

And I thought Samsung was greedy

16. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

All companies are greedy but Apple reached a new low.

15. gigicoaste

Posts: 447; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

999$ is the base price actually. All new features are more like a.. demo. You want fast charge, pay extra! You want wireless charge, pay extra. Good marketing strategy because they know, if you plan to buy the phone you will want all those "new" features.. so you will pay for it! 80$ a charger?? In EU will be 100 euros!! Along to current price 1400 euros! With stripped down battery capacity, less sensors.. price is higher and higher. LOL

18. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

How does one pay for an iphone costing 1000 usd just to buy a charger?!

19. Cyberchum

Posts: 1037; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It an Apple device, ain't it? How in gawd's name is this kinda shortchange not expected? You guys be acting like it's a new thing, tell me, again, how you expected the leopard to lose its spots.

20. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Sounds about right...

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Do they really need to nickel and dime you every step of the f**king way? The damn phone is already a grand on it's own, throw in some incentive to buy that model by including these chargers. S **t is unreal how greedy they have gotten under Tim.

27. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Because their target are the clueless ones who don't know any better and don't bother to research and they're taking advantage of them. Poor fellas.

22. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Because there wont be aftermarket solutions for a 3rd of the cost? Wouldn't be surprised if existing QC chargers work just fine to fast charge the new iPhones. That being said the Apple Tax is real....I wonder if the new pricing will backfire on them....$50 more for the base model to get features that other phones have had for years.....

23. LumiaLover

Posts: 237; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Typical, and the headphones are cheap s**t too!! Mind you, there will be plenty of cheaper options available on Amazon in due course.

25. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

The 12W iPad charger should suffice for the bigger part of the fast charging, should not be a big difference to a 29W one.

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