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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.

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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.

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

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sofila

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The bundled/not bundled fast charger represents the two sides of average comments:
"1200 dollars phone and no fast charger, what the ..."
vs.
"if you have 1200 dollars to spend on a phone you don't mind about spending another 40 bucks".
Both on the good side against the other evil one, of course
 

macduke

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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. It can also serve as a spare charging cable for the latest iPad Pro models.
Hey @Joe Rossignol, how exactly is a Lightning to USB-C cable going to serve as a spare charging cable for the latest iPad Pro models? They would need USB-C to USB-C. Did you mean spare charger?
 

xpxp2002

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I’ll believe it when I see it.

As far as I’m concerned, 18W charger with USB-C connector will come with an iPhone when the year of the Linux desktop arrives.
 

Stephen13

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Releasing a higher-output charger tells me either:

1. more and more people want the ability to quick charge, for one reason or another
2. Apple is anticipating putting ever larger batteries in iPhone, which would require a more powerful charger
3. Apple is already including this charger for iPad Pro, and are bringing it to iPhone to lower the unit cost and as a value add, partially in light of all the pricing complaints last fall
 
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