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2018 iPhones Again Said to Have Faster 18W USB-C Charger in Box

Apple's widely rumored trio of new iPhone models expected to be announced in September will feature 18-watt USB-C power adapters in the box for much faster wired charging, according to ChargerLab.

ChargerLab's render of European version of Apple's rumored 18W USB-C charger

The new, rounder-shaped power adapter would connect to an iPhone with a Lightning to USB-C cable, also expected to be included in the box, enabling much faster charging speeds than the tiny square-shaped 5W power adapter included with current iPhones. A render of the European version is shown above.

MacRumors tested the iPhone X with various third-party 18W wired chargers last year, for example, and found that the device reached a 79 percent charge after one hour. With a 5W charger, the iPhone X only reached a 39 percent charge in that time. We explained our methodology in detail in that article.

Today's report, based on information from "inside the production line," corroborates a post on Chinese social network Weibo that also claimed 2018 iPhones will come with an 18W USB-C charger and a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box. That report included drawings of what the North American charger may look like.


All in all, the new 18W power adapter would generally charge an iPhone at least twice as fast as the current 5W charger. Fast charging is supported by the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and presumably future models, rumored to include a new iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus, and a lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone.

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5 weeks ago
If it's true, about ****ing time!
Rating: 26 Votes
5 weeks ago
They better have the fastest charger available included. This penny pinching and converting the buying process into RPG game was getting ridiculous.
Rating: 12 Votes
5 weeks ago
Finally! I think Apple should have included the fast charger and a Lightning to USB-C cable with the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X.
Rating: 11 Votes
5 weeks ago

Honestly, who cares? Until they implement USB-C, Apple's decisions are irrelevant and a joke.

As you can tell from the replies, a lot of people care.

You cry and whine about literally everything. If they offered USB-C phones, you'd be whining that your existing peripherals don't work.
Rating: 10 Votes
5 weeks ago
I wouldn't be surprised if they offer it separately for 3 easy payments of $79.99
Rating: 8 Votes
5 weeks ago
Honestly, who cares? Until they implement USB-C, Apple's decisions are irrelevant and a joke.
Rating: 8 Votes
5 weeks ago

Does it reduce battery life if you always charge using fast charging ?

That's a very good question and a very common one. It does not affect battery life but it generates more heat than slow charging. Now, heat does impact battery lifespan and it damages your battery quick.
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I hope it's not damaging. I use my macbook pro USB-C charger for my phone all the time.

Yes, the iPhone regulates the current it is receiving. It doesn't matter if you charge it with a 29W or 87W USB-C charger.
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks ago
So, the charger has USB-C and the phone Lighting?

Elegant. Simply elegant solution.
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks ago
Yeah, the 5w chargers are a joke. Who even uses them? I have a drawer full of them still in the wrapper.
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks ago
Does it reduce battery life if you always charge using fast charging ?
Rating: 5 Votes

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