Apple is now selling a standalone $29 18W USB-C power adapter to fast charge your iPhone

Previously sold alongside 2018 iPad Pro variants only, Apple's 18W USB-C power adapter can now also be purchased by itself at $29 to enable fast charging technology on recent iPhones.
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23 Comments

3. TheOracle1

Posts: 2213; Member since: May 04, 2015

The article speaks for itself. The nickel and dime trillion dollar company.

21. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

They've dropped over 20% in value, not a trillion dollar company anymore.

5. koioz

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

Desperation at it's finest. Lmao.

6. shiv179

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Eventually Apple will charge people extra for the Apple Logo on their phones

7. scarface21173

Posts: 658; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

They already do. lol

8. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It is simply wrong to bundle the subpar power brick, expecting for users to buy another accessory in order to decently charge their devices. I'm not saying to bundle this one or a wireless charger, but an iPad is the minimum decent power brick to have. Shame on Apple! I'll think about a way to get back from Apple the money I spent on the charger.

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

What a f**king ripoff. This is priced similar to the discounted battery replacement which ends by the end of this month. No wonder they reached a trillion dollar value.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1325; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

at that price just include it with the purchase of the damn phone... apple users please speak up, this is ridiculous

20. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Hahahaaaaa... kikikiiiii

23. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Sure Apple should have included these in the box. Sure it's overpriced. Sure there are plenty of things Apple could do. But they don't have to. They're running their business the way they want, and it's had ups and downs and highs and lows like everyone else. Apple figured out that no one was going to not buy a phone because it didn't have fast-charge in the box so they didn't include it. That's just a business decision. It's 100% consistent with Apple's history of dongling everything. Other makers often include more features because the devices don't hold up in value within months after hitting the market and including extras or more is just another business decision. Once third-party accessories become available in early '19, this will look like a smart, time-specific decision. I hate being nickle and dimed like anyone else. But I also know every purchase decision comes down to what I (we) choose. There are plenty of other options, but they just aren't Apple-compelling in other ways.

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