Apple Begins Selling Standalone 18W USB-C Power Adapter, Priced at $29 in United States

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    Apple today began selling its 18W USB-C power adapter as a standalone product. The adapter is priced at $29 in the United States and $39 in Canada and is also available internationally with various plug types.

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    This is the same power adapter bundled with the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models released in November. When paired with a Lightning to USB-C cable, it can be used to fast charge the latest iPhone models, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.


    Article Link: Apple Begins Selling Standalone 18W USB-C Power Adapter, Priced at $29 in United States
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Purchased! Finally Apple! I didn’t need a whole MacBook charger for this.
     
  3. Khedron macrumors 6502

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  4. fawntugboat macrumors newbie

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    It's showing the block is $39 for me in the U.S.
     
  5. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    This adapter is great for iPhones, which charges at 18W maximum. Sadly, new iPad Pros benefit from even faster charger, I believe up to 29W.
     
  6. The Oak macrumors regular

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    For the same price you can get USB-C chargers with more wattage and/or ports on Amazon that give fast charging too.
     
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    And ****** quality, trust me, I looked.
     
  9. Hazmat401 macrumors newbie

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    Waste of money compared to after market

    Last generation iPad charger works well for me still. Not wasting my money
     
  10. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    Can iPhone 7 series charge at 18W? I find my iPhone 7 Plus charges at nearly the same speed whether on the included 5W charger or a 12W iPad charger.
     
  11. thealkimist macrumors regular

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    Yay! Let’s burn our houses down!
     
  12. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    So does this charge the iPhone Xs any slower than the 30w one they sell for $49?
     
  13. newyorksole macrumors 68040

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    Hence why i’ll Stick to 30W USB-C.
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    iPhone 7 doesn’t have fast charging. The 12W does charge your iPhone faster than the 5W.
     
  14. Sefstah macrumors 6502a

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    Someday, when Apple stops acting like its too good for the rest of the world, there will be a “universal” cable that can be used to charge EVERY device. They should call it USB-C.
    No, not a USB-C to lightning cable.
    That would defeat the whole purpose of being “universal.”
    Get with it already Apple.
     
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    Perhaps you should have looked at Anker gear, which will have many people on here who can vouch for the quality of their stuff, me included, and still have our houses standing.
     
  17. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    The U.K. version is quite nice, it has the folding pins which was previously only available in a 5w version.
     
  18. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Gorgeous! Must buy as a Christmas present to myself.
     
  19. justperry macrumors G3

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    Or worse, electrocution.
     
  20. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Christmas trees and after-market iPhone chargers. Many more homes will burn down this Holiday season.
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    I'm looking at Apple's US Store, it clearly says $29. Canada Store is at $39 Maple Dollars.
     
  21. BaccaBossMC macrumors regular

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    So you mean the thing that should have come with all devices since 2017 anyway?
     
  22. iMEric984 macrumors member

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    So no more bitching about the price of a fast charger??? lol. Who am I kidding. Apple could sell these for $5 and people would still complain.

    Do people stop to think that maybe apple doesn’t include a fast charger because they know it’s going to kill the battery faster???
     
  23. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    No, only 8 and newer support 18W.
     
  24. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    Well, it still means going the Apple-branded route would make it nearly $50 just to get fast charging. Seems reasonable to complain about that...
     
  25. therockyroad macrumors member

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    You know the latest iPad Pros are USB-C don’t you? And the MacBooks. So they are getting there. I expect the 2019 non-Pro iPad will go USB-C (and Pencil 2.0) so hopefully the iPhones will follow and that will be it.
     

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