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Second Rumor Claims 2019 iPhones Will Come With USB-C Chargers

Apple's 2019 iPhones will come with a USB-C charger as well as a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, according to a new rumor today.


Hong Kong website ChargerLAB claimed in a tweet that Apple will do away with its original 5-watt charger and instead include a USB-C charger that will enable twice-as-fast iPhone charging times without ditching the Lightning connector. The leak is said to have been confirmed by a "high level executive," according to the site.

ChargerLAB has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple rumors. The site incorrectly claimed the USB-C charger would be coming to last year's OLED iPhones, although Apple did debut a USB-C charger in its 2018 iPad Pro models, which now feature USB-C ports instead of Lightning.

ChargerLAB also claimed in January that Apple's ill-fated AirPower had entered mass production – the wireless charging mat was in fact canceled by the company in March.

Despite that, its latest charging claim does at least have precedent. Japanese site Mac Otakara said in April that Apple could include an 18W USB-C power adapter with the 2019 iPhones along with a USB-C to Lightning cable.

It's not clear if this is accurate, however, as a different report from Mac Otakara said Apple would continue to include a 5W charger with a USB-A to Lightning cable with the 2019 iPhone lineup.

Either way, we'll know soon enough. Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone lineup at a media event next month – most likely on September 10, if an iOS 13 beta screenshot is anything to go by. Like the 2018 iPhones, the new lineup is expected to consist of 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED devices alongside a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that's more affordable.

The new iPhones will look largely similar to last year's models, with the exception of new rear camera setups. We don't know for sure what Apple will call the new iPhones, but ‌iPhone 11‌ is a possibility for the iPhone XS successors. For more on what's expected in 2019, make sure to check out our comprehensive iPhone roundup.

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9 weeks ago
Whatsapp screenshot

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A: "will the new iPhone be able to fly?"
B: "Yes"
A: "Ok, thanks!
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Macrumors headline: "iPhone can fly"
Rating: 28 Votes
9 weeks ago
Only three years after they removed the USB Type A ports from their Macbook line up..
Rating: 14 Votes
9 weeks ago
About freakin' time...

Of course seeing this WeChat screenshot has all it's participants obfuscated, might as well have been a chat between me and my mother.
Rating: 10 Votes
9 weeks ago
USB-C to USB-C. USB-C to Lightning. USB-A to Lightning. All in the iconic Apple White, nearly indistinguishable from one another in your cable bag.

When will the madness end?
Rating: 8 Votes
9 weeks ago
Yes, it will replace USB-A, not Lightning!
Rating: 7 Votes
9 weeks ago
Hopefully the cable will be designed to last as long as the phone.
Rating: 5 Votes
9 weeks ago


When will the madness end?


When everything's standardised as USB-C?
Rating: 5 Votes
9 weeks ago

Hopefully the cable will be designed to last as long as the phone.

Nothing wrong with the cables if you treat them correctly.I've never had one break on me in 9 years of using them.I am still using a Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 in 2012.Most of the problems with the cables are down to the users misuse,like pulling them by the cord to unplug them from the phone rather than the plug at the end.
Rating: 5 Votes
9 weeks ago

Nothing wrong with the cables if you treat them correctly.I've never had one break on me in 9 years of using them.I am still using a Lightning cable that came with my iPhone 5 in 2012.Most of the problems with the cables are down to the users misuse.

Lightning cables last a long time for me. For my wife, not so much.

It drives me up to wall. She has a habit of pulling the cable by the cord (not the plug) to unplug it. Finally, once she got an XR, I just got her a wireless charger. Problem solved.

BTW, for me, tempered glass screen protectors last a year or so. For her, tempered glass screen protectors last a few months.
Rating: 4 Votes
9 weeks ago
Yeah. I'll believe this when I see it.
Rating: 4 Votes

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