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.

Related phones

iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Display 6.5 inches
    2688 x 1242 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3969 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x


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