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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: 2018 iPhones Again Said to Have Faster 18W USB-C Charger in Box
  2. fede777 macrumors newbie


    May 10, 2017
  3. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2016
    They better have the fastest charger available included. This penny pinching and converting the buying process into RPG game was getting ridiculous.
  4. jmarttu24 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2017
    I wouldn't be surprised if they offer it separately for 3 easy payments of $79.99
  5. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    Makes sense to include it in the box. I salvaged a few iPad chargers from others to use with my devices over the years.
  6. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    Yeah, the 5w chargers are a joke. Who even uses them? I have a drawer full of them still in the wrapper.
  7. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    I'll bet that from a materials cost (BOM) and manufacturing perspective, manufacturing a higher output charger doesn't cost much more money if any than the little 5W charger. The artificial elevated prices of these higher powered chargers only exists because Apple enjoys jacking up the price.
  8. enmanuelrrr macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2017
    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.
  9. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    been using an iPad brick since my iPhone 5. long overdue.
  10. imran5720 macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2013
    Does it reduce battery life if you always charge using fast charging ?
  11. creepyTowel macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2016
    Does this mean the models mentioned (iPhone 8 and so on) could be charged by (for instance) a MacBook Pro USB-C charger with a USB-C to Lightning cable, drawing enough juice for its need? Or could the 65W rating of the power supply damage it?
  12. Internet Enzyme macrumors 6502a

    Internet Enzyme

    Feb 21, 2016
    what the hell even is that “render” of the european version it looks like a **** blender beginner’s render and what exactly even about their design differentiates it from the standard non-usb c wall wart
  13. TheShadowKnows! macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2014
    National Capital Region
    Fast-charging for iPad typically has meant 2.1A@5VDC, or 10.5W chargers. Traditionally Apple-included iPhone chargers are 1A@5VDC, or 5W.

    With 1these 8W chargers, then the amperage is scaled-up to 3.6A@5VDC. Or a whopping 360%.

    I assume that the charged device controls the amperage supplied by the charger, via current limiting. Or, otherwise, bad things will happen.
  14. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    This is true iNovation! As always Apple leading the market foward :rolleyes:
  15. jaredpetersen macrumors newbie


    Jun 16, 2009
    I hope it's not damaging. I use my macbook pro USB-C charger for my phone all the time.

  16. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    So, the charger has USB-C and the phone Lighting?

    Elegant. Simply elegant solution.
  17. enmanuelrrr macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2017
    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.
    --- Post Merged, May 16, 2018 ---
    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.
  18. citysnaps macrumors 601

    Oct 10, 2011
    San Francisco
    Imagine the "Thanks Apple for making my life miserable" whine-fest that would be happening here if Apple were to change the phone to USB-C.

    Apple will supply the right cable.
  19. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sarcasm I assume? :)
  20. FrenchRoasted macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2016
    Apple's philosophy is to price products based on their own idea of how insanely great magical they are to us, the fortunate customer. At a bare minimum, they get their 50% gross margin; be it laptop, cable or dongle.
  21. Geardo_Ranger macrumors member


    May 16, 2018
    North Carolina
    Don't forget they are also supposedly removing the lightning to 3.5 audio jack dongle from the box.
  22. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Honestly, who cares? Until they implement USB-C, Apple's decisions are irrelevant and a joke.
  23. enmanuelrrr macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2017
    I thought they would remove it with the 2017 iPhone lineup. I assume they would remove the adapter this year as people are buying bluetooth headphones and Airpods...
  24. JimmyBanks6 macrumors member


    Oct 4, 2017
    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.
  25. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    Better late than never. 5W is embarrassing for a $1K phone. Even $50 phones come with 10W.

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