iPhone 15 Pro Models Reportedly Max Out at 27W Charging Speeds Despite 35W Rumor

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models are capable of up to 27W peak charging speeds with an appropriate USB-C power adapter, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. It is unclear where the website sourced this information from, but it seems to confirm that the iPhone 15 Pro models have the same maximum charging speeds as the iPhone 14 Pro models.

iPhone 15 USB C Port Event Still
In August, 9to5Mac reported that at least some iPhone 15 models could support up to 35W charging speeds, but this rumor appears to be incorrect.

Just like the iPhone 14 models, Apple says all four iPhone 15 models can charge up to 50% in around 30 minutes with a 20W or higher power adapter.

Last year, the website ChargerLAB determined that Apple's 30W USB-C power adapter was the company's lowest-priced charger that could charge the iPhone 14 Pro models at their maximum charging speeds of up to 27W, and this will likely remain the case for the iPhone 15 Pro models. In the U.S., the adapter is priced at $39 on Apple's online store.

Real-world tests still need to be completed, but for now it appears the 35W rumor was wrong.

All of the new iPhone 15 models launch on Friday, September 22.

Related Roundup: iPhone 15 Pro

Top Rated Comments

Lifeisabeach Avatar
8 months ago
Yo dawg, there's a rumor going around that this other rumor is a bust. Stay tuned for more rumors...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nick_P Avatar
8 months ago
A rumor disproved a prior rumor? ha ha ha ha ha. Who writes this crap?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrkevinfinnerty Avatar
8 months ago
The EU will be on the phone first thing on Monday morning
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
8 months ago

This one was the biggest disappointment for me
Isn't 27W charging still pretty fast though?


Personally, I have never been in a situation that I ran down the battery in critical low and needed to top off within minutes. The Apple 20W USB-C charger remains the best choice.
Most of the time I just lay my phone down on a slow, basic Qi charger while I'm asleep. It may take 3 hours to charge, it may take 7. It doesn't matter because it'll be done by the time I wake up :)
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
minik Avatar
8 months ago
Personally, I have never been in a situation that I ran down the battery in critical low and needed to top off within minutes. The Apple 20W USB-C charger remains the best choice.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GhostLodes Avatar
8 months ago
I’m just hoping the battery life will be better than the 14 Pro Max.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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