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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37 Comments

1. LawnBoy

Posts: 189; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

LMAO.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; 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: 1507; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I can't believe it's not butter!

3. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

That's really pathetic LOL !

4. shiv179

Posts: 164; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Thanks for the laugh Daniel!

5. obedchuni

Posts: 335; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Laugh till you cry lawn boy

19. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

6. TS020

Posts: 41; 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: 1484; 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.

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Like a 3.5 mm jack to USB? Whoops, this is not an article about the Note?

20. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And that's one reason I'm not buying the new Note. Unlike some folks (cough), I don't make excuses for the brand I use when they do something stupid.

22. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Removing an ancient useless port is the opposite of stupid; people who still use it have a problem with living in the present.

23. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

You misunderstood my comment Leo. This is nothing to do with the Note dropping the headphone jack and a dongle is needed to connect a 3.5mm headphone. my dongle comment was to the fact that there is now an EXTRA dongle in Apple's ecosystem and everyone who has a 3.5mm-to-Lightning dongle now needs to buy ANOTHER one. There will also be a Lightning-to-USB-C dongle for everyone who has the Lightning headphones. I didn't bring the Note or any phone into this. I didn't even bash the existence of a dongle - just the existence that Apple users will need to buy an extra one on top of the ones they've bought over the past few years. I've defended you several times in the recent weeks when you were getting berated and this is how you gon play me?!?

25. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why would they need to buy a new dongle when they have one already?!

30. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

because they are going to have a different port. a HPJ-to-lightning won't work because there's no lightning port to plug into. So they will neeed HPJ-to-USB-C (a new dongle in Apple ecosystem). Then, if you have Lightning cable headphones, you will need a Lightning-to-USB-C dongle. both are new dongles and anyone who bought a HPJ-to-Lightning dongle will need to buy a new/extra dongle.

31. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You misunderstood the article: USB-C is on the side of the power brick, the iPhone will be having lightning.

35. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

My apologies. thanks for the correction!

36. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Things happen, don’t worry; you can still make fun of Apple users for needing a dongle to connect their future phones to old laptops.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Only true when a better alternative exists. One does not, hence its is indeed a stupid move. It was stupid when Apple did it, and it's stupid now that Samsung did it.

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Of course there are thousands of better alternatives: they are called Bluetooth headphones.

29. ssallen

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Sorry, as a user of Bluetooth headphones they are NOT a better alternative, they are JUST an alternative. I listen to my headphones almost all day long and having to stop in the middle of the day to charge Bluetooth headphones means I end up pulling out my wired headphones (and dongling up!). You are a flat out liar or a casual user at best if you think Bluetooth is "better." They have a long way to go before that is the case. I like the freedom of Bluetooth but it has MANY disadvantages that cannot be overlooked.

32. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

My Plantronics headset lasts for 11 hours with a single charge (and recharge in... I don't know, maybe 5 minutes).

33. ssallen

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

You aren't going to catch me dead in one of those ugly bastards. I guess that is another reason bluetooth headphones suck. They are all butt ugly. Even the "smallest" earbuds are bulky monstrosities.

34. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Still better than having wires.

37. ssallen

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Haha, not even close. But you keep telling yourself that!

38. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I say what the market is saying ;).

8. Tipus

Posts: 869; 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: 2115; 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: 869; 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: 2115; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

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

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