Lame iPhone 11 upgrade? Apple to shout 'first' on at least another 'new' feature

Lame iPhone 11 upgrade? Apple to shout 'first' on at least another 'new' feature
While Apple's current 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 to 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).

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.

Enter the 2019 iPhone 11 models, and today another report confirms that they will ship with a USB-C charger as well as a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box. 


This will mark the first time that Apple offers both a fast-charging iPhone, and the means to actually top it off in a jiffy in one and the same box, so why wouldn't we say they are innovating! Plus, you'll get a wide-angle camera for the first time on an iPhone, and that's another "first" to shout about. Well, for iPhones, that is.

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18 Comments

1. LawnBoy

Posts: 204; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

LMAO.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It will be interesting to see how many watts Apple's fast charger will be. At least most fast chargers are around to 20 - 25 watt range. Some newer ones are as much as 45 Watts. Maybe Apple will include a 15 watt charger, but then again, anything is quicker than that lame 5 watt charger. That wattage is used to charge most wireless smart watches these days. Apple is so lame these days.

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I can't believe it's not butter!

3. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 118; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

That's really pathetic LOL !

4. shiv179

Posts: 199; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Thanks for the laugh Daniel!

5. obedchuni

Posts: 339; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Laugh till you cry lawn boy

19. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

When you're laughing that hard, it's tough not to have some tears.

6. TS020

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 16, 2019

Articles supporting Apple for having the most mundane of features that Android had years ago reeks of desperation. Guaranteed next month's iPhones will get a 9.3 here and a sigh of disappointment from nearly everyone else.

7. TBomb

Posts: 1714; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

MORE DONGLES! MORE DONGLES! MORE DONGLES! everyone who bought dongles and chargers over the past 2+ years needs to buy more! Do accessories roll up under the services revenue?? That'll easily be a few million for apple.

8. Tipus

Posts: 913; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

That feeling when iFans mocking Samsung for not including their fastest charger in the Note 10 bundle, then finds out Iphone won't include fast charger at all :))))

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yep your beloved Samsung does not include the fastest charger, you have to buy it. Oh and pick up a dongle while you're at it, you also don't have a headphone jack anymore. LMFAO! #appleleadsandsamsungfollows

11. Tipus

Posts: 913; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

That's exactly what i said. Yet samsung still includes fast charger in the box. You should try to read before commenting. #readingisnotyourstrongsuitisee

13. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Don't be salty because Samsung has pulled an Apple. Now. Buy that fast charger and dongle.

18. Tipus

Posts: 913; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You'll need it more :))

28. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Don't forget Hilary's emails apple-foolz. You deflect worse than Kellyanne Conway.

12. DarthJarJar

Posts: 70; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

I can’t wait till the next phone needs a dongle for the microphone.

16. Be_Mine unregistered

We have already heard this one before. In fact, every time before Apple launch a new iPhone. And then, Apple released the new iPhone and shipped it with the same Ancient 5W Charger again. Don't keep your hope up people. This is the same company who keep the same Phone design for over half a Decade.

27. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Lmao, I think you hit a few of the isheep nerves.

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