2019 iPhones May Include 18W Fast Charger and USB-C to Lightning Cable

Japanese blog Mac Otakara posted a new report tonight which indicates that Apple will maintain the Lightning connector on the 2019 iPhones but may finally be including an 18W Fast Charger and USB-C to Lightning cable.

In addition, the next iPhone seems to continue to adopt the Lightning connector, but the charging cable has been changed to the USB-C to Lightning cable, and it seems that the attached power adapter may also be changed to the Apple 18W USB-C power adapter is.

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The inclusion would represent an upgrade to the currently shipping 5W USB adapter. The 18W adapter allows fast charging with iPhone X charging from 1 percent to 79 percent in one hour.

This rumor actually contradicts a previous report by the same site which expected Apple to retain the 5W adapter. Mac Otakara also reiterates Ming-Chi Kuo's claim that this year's iPhones will have the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.

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Top Rated Comments

Pepe4life Avatar
69 months ago
I guess Tim Cook finally ran out of his stockpile of 5W chargers!
Score: 75 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mgollaher92 Avatar
69 months ago
Ah, the monthly Lightning / USB-C rumors. That time of the month already.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
69 months ago
The inclusion would represent an upgrade to the currently shipping 5W USB adapter.
Plot twist: The iPhone XI once again includes the 5W charger and Apple allows customers to buy an 18W charger at full price.
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iSayuSay Avatar
69 months ago
WHY just WHYYYY Apple is fragmenting so much of its products? Why clinging on to Lightning if iPad Pro was getting a USB-C anyway?

Latest iPad Pro isn't that much different from 10.5" I bought in 2017. It is shinier, faster, and less bezels sure. But it isn't much more pro than then one I already have. My iPad also has the same 8000mAh battery even though it's still Lighning port. Power sharing can also be done via Lightning, if Apple allows it to. This lineups are confusing for most. Travellers must deal with USB-A, USB-C, Lightning cables and their combos in between, because of this fragmentation, WHYYYY???

Please don't become the Android manufacturers we desperately try to avoid. Consolidate and think hard, what do you want Apple? Sticking with Lightning, or moving on to USB-C? Pick a side already!!
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Logic368 Avatar
69 months ago
Is there anything preventing the next iPhones from adopting USB-C? If they think headphone ports should be obsolete, they should consider making the lightning port obsolete as well. It just doesn't make sense to have more than one type of port on any device, ever. Also, when it comes to headphones, if they think people should adopt wireless headphones, they should make a pair that prioritizes sound quality above all, none of this Beats crap.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
69 months ago
Needs to come with 128 gig base too.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)