Apple is now selling a standalone $29 18W USB-C power adapter to fast charge your iPhone
One of the most desired such adapters wasn’t even available until yesterday, when it finally surfaced on the official online Apple Store in the US with little to no fanfare. That’s probably because this 18W USB-C charger is somewhat overpriced, at $29.
Previously sold alongside those new iPad Pro variants only, the adapter includes no wires or any other accessories in that $29 price. You just get the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8, and 8 Plus-compatible power brick, after which you’ll also have to spend at least $19 on a separate USB-C to Lightning cable to actually be able to use the charger.
The extra expenses start to add up if you buy a $9 Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter as well or a longer than 1-meter USB-C to Lightning cable, but you should probably just be happy this 18W power adapter is up for grabs at last.
The otherwise well-reviewed iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR are seriously crippled by their slow 5W bundled chargers, so if you don’t want to constantly hug a wall for an unnecessarily long time, you may need to make this “investment.” Of course, you can also always buy a cheaper third-party option.
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