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.


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
 

nutmac

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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.
 

zorinlynx

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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.
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.
 

newyorksole

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no extension option like the 12w :(
Hence why i’ll Stick to 30W USB-C.
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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.

iPhone 7 doesn’t have fast charging. The 12W does charge your iPhone faster than the 5W.
 

Sefstah

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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.
 

Böhme417

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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???
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...
 

therockyroad

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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.
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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