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2019 iPhones 'Likely' to Have Faster 18W Charger and Lightning to USB-C Cable in Box

Apple is widely expected to release three new iPhone models later this year, and each device will "likely" include a faster 18W USB-C power adapter and a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

18W USB-C power adapter bundled with 2018 iPad Pro, also sold separately

This rumor is a big "finally" if true. Despite adding fast charging support to the iPhone 8 and newer, allowing for a 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes via USB-C Power Delivery, Apple has continued to include the same old 5W power adapter and Lightning to USB-A cable with iPhones for many years.

For now, to take advantage of fast charging, customers have to spend a total of $48 to purchase a standalone 18W USB-C power adapter and Lightning to USB-C cable from Apple, although cheaper options are available on Amazon.

A bundled Lightning to USB-C cable would also mean that customers who paid at least $749 for a new iPhone would finally have a cable that connects with the latest MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models out of the box.

Last year, we heard a similar rumor about Apple bundling a faster 18W USB-C power adapter with 2018 iPhones, but it ended up being for 2018 ‌iPad Pro‌ models. This is the second time Mac Otakara has shared this rumor in as many months, so hopefully there is truth to it this time around.

Mac Otakara also rehashes several other rumors we've heard before, including the next iPhone XS and ‌iPhone XS‌ Max having triple-lens rear cameras, and the next iPhone XR having a dual-lens rear camera. All three iPhones are also expected to feature two-way wireless charging like the Galaxy S10.

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25 weeks ago
How about USB-C on a iPhone, maybe?
Rating: 33 Votes
25 weeks ago
Apple really do frustrate the living daylights out me sometimes. How about just ditching the Lightening connector and adopting USB-C like everyone else?
Rating: 25 Votes
25 weeks ago

Apple is widely expected to release three new iPhone models later this year, and each device will "likely" include a faster 18W USB-C power adapter and a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara ('http://www.macotakara.jp/blog/rumor/entry-37401.html').

We thank you, Tim, for your infinite wisdom and benevolence that have found it worthwhile to bless our iOS devices with a faster charge delivered from a modern standard port. We are but your humble consumers. Peace be upon you.

Rating: 19 Votes
25 weeks ago
Move to usb c Apple!
Rating: 15 Votes
25 weeks ago
i would hate for apple to ditch the lighting cable. i have dozens of lightning cables. i would have to start all over again...
Rating: 15 Votes
25 weeks ago
Better late than never I guess ;)
Rating: 11 Votes
25 weeks ago
Please please please just have USB-C on the phone.
Rating: 10 Votes
25 weeks ago
new iphone will be at least $30 more expensive then lol
Rating: 10 Votes
25 weeks ago

Apple really do frustrate the living daylights out me sometimes. How about just ditching the Lightening connector and adopting USB-C like everyone else?


Because they're skipping USB-C on the iPhone and jumping straight to AirPowe... oh wait.
Rating: 10 Votes
25 weeks ago
"It can also serve as a spare charging cable for the latest iPad Pro models"

Er no, latest iPad Air etc but not the iPad pros that have USB-C connectors!
Rating: 7 Votes

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