2018 iPhones Could Ship With New 18W USB-C Power Adapters, USB-C to Lightning Cables for Fast Charging

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  1. Mizouse macrumors regular

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    Hopefully it keeps a small footprint like the 5W charger. The only nice thing about it.

    That sketch kind of looks a bit similar to the Choetech USB-C charger MacRumors reviewed back in December.

    Anyways I won't go out of my way to buy it if/when it comes out. My current 12W & 10W iPad and Anker chargers recharge my iPhone plenty fast.
     
  2. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I am glad to take that 50 dollars... And no, depends on which phone you get.
     
  3. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Apple saw the light.. hay if we switch to USB-C cables in the box people will have to buy 25$ USB-C to USB-A cables to plug phones into their cars and such, LOL. See android comes with USB-C to USB-A cables not USB-C to USB-C. Apple puts in an order for 3 million USB-C to USB-A cables.
     
  4. prasand macrumors 6502

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    That reads as a indirect nod to the G.O.A.T. Ming-Chi Kuo.
     
  5. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    and where the hell is airpower? still not on the market...
     
  6. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68020

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    This. I don't mind a USB-C connector on things larger than a phone or tablet, but when it comes to small size and durability, Lightning poops all over USB-C.
     
  7. manu chao, May 2, 2018
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    manu chao macrumors 603

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    The 5-W iPhone charging 'blocks' have quite different shapes around the world, depending on the type of electrical plugs used in the respective countries. Below you first see the (North) American version, then the British version (following the rather bulky shape of their plugs) and finally the ones used in most of Europe (Europlug) as well as Africa and Asia:
    iphone-ipod-charger.jpg Screen Shot 2018-05-02 at 20.05.59.png Screen Shot 2018-05-02 at 20.07.37.png
     
  8. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

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    The vast majority of users charge overnight while they sleep. 5W is more than enough to charge a phone during that time.

    Why is 5W insufficient in your mind?
     
  9. Appleaker macrumors 68020

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    It was surprising that this didn’t happen last year with the X but it makes sense for it to happen this year. It appears that Apple didn’t ship the iPad Pros with a fast charging power brick because it was planing to release a dedicated iOS 18W adapter.
     
  10. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I must be on something...

    [​IMG]

    And the strategy working has nothing to do with Apple not giving us a fast charger
     
  11. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

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    That's your opinion, not reality. If phones were "purely a commodity" Apple wouldn't have the success. People see value in iOS and the hardware and software support.

    Frankly, I don't think iOS runs slowly on older hardware, but you or me can't speak to that. I do know a lot of iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 still are being used.
     
  12. melgross macrumors 6502

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    My 7+ charges extremely rapidly using a Macbook 29 watt USB C charging cable from Apple. I assume it also has an 18 watt capability. So this doesn’t begin with the 8 series.
     
  13. vipergts2207 macrumors 68020

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    Even better would be eschewing Lightning and going USB-C. Lightning was a huge upgrade over the old 30-pin dock. We need some more of that Apple 'courage.'
     
  14. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    because you pay a premium for an apple device. nothing should be below average.
    it's just embarrassing at this point.
     
  15. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

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    And I could post 20 screenshots of other iPhones that cost less. What's your point? 1 top of the line iPhone with max spec is $1200? Who cares? You're getting other stuff with that phone for the $1200.

    They sell a $349 iPhone too...send me a screenshot of that.
     
  16. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020

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    LOL, Apple being late to the party as usual. Pathetic.
     
  17. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    I HATED the USB C connector on my Pixel. No where near as good a connection as the lightning.
     
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Yeeeaaaah right! Bean counter Tim Cook would have a heart attack when he sees how much that would cut in to profit margins.
     
  19. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    I don’t expect heated seats, a sunroof, and better tyres on a Honda Civic
     
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  21. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

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    Well. It is pure commodity? What do you think? It is produced and sold to public just like cloth. I don’t see the value of
    iOS and hardware and software supports. I have all the iPhone until iPhone 6S, I used every generation of iOS and I used almost all generation of Android. I have 10+ iPhone and 20+ Android. I honestly can’t see how iOS and iPhone superior than Android. Sometimes, I found some tasks are easily accomplished on Android ( USB OTG, file browsers etc)

    iOS 11 absolutely struggles on iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. Apps purge out of memory like no tomorrow, lags are very observable.

    I cannot decide for anyone. I rather want spend 300 dollars for nice mid range Android phone each year than spend 1300+ on a iPhone that will slows down in 2 years.
     
  22. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

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    There are all kinds of things people value with phones. Apple delivers many of those which people value over the Android experience, namely iOS.

    Consumers clearly don't care about the wattage of their charger enough to not buy, otherwise the consumer would change their behavior.

    Love how you guys act like Android is doing it right when a company like Samsung Mobile would kill to have anything remotely approaching Apple sales.
     
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    This will make all apple accessories right now outdated, and will make all apple accessories (in the future) usable by other phones.
     
  25. 78Bandit macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 6+ charges rapidly using the 12W adapter from my iPad. I don't think the phone goes to 18W though. This article says it supports 2.1A charging which is right around 10.5 watts.

    https://9to5mac.com/2014/09/22/iphone-6-and-6-plus-faster-charging/
     

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