As mentioned, apple likes taking your money. Besides that, they've already got chargers out the wazzoo and packaging set up for the 5w brick. People can wishlist all they want, but iphones will continue to come with 5w chargers for some time.I wonder why waste people's time with 5 watt chargers
Most companies provide the lowest watt charger that will work not just because of cost, but because historically, the belief has been that slower charging = lower heat = longer battery life before replacement is needed.
That view *may* be changing. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2683012/want-lithiumion-batteries-to-last-slow-charging-may-not-be-the-answer.html
Apple likes taking your money.
Ok, come on. The real reason is that it would be very un-apple like to have a phone charger as large as that. Many men put phone chargers in their pant pockets. Many women put them in tiny purses. Tons of people would be annoyed if they had to have that iPad brick with them to charge their super-thin cell phone.Most companies provide the lowest watt charger that will work not just because of cost, but because historically, the belief has been that slower charging = lower heat = longer battery life before replacement is needed.
I own both, and an iPhone 6. Sorry, 30 minutes is a severe exaggeration unless you're less than half drained. It's quicker. It's not *that* much quicker.I don't care. iPhones are disposable. I don't keep an iPhone longer than 12 months.
With the iPad charger (which is the same price as an iPhone charger,) you can have your iPhone 6 fully charged in 30 minutes.
Faster for an iPhone, but only for one that can support it, like the 6/6+.Normal iPhone chargers charge at 5W, or 5V, 1A. iPad has a 5V, 2A charger, or 10W. 5V is standard USB power, they just double the Amps. So yes, iPad chargers charge an iPhone faster. Way faster. If it's good for your battery? Probably not. But if you want a fast charge it doesn't harm it too much.
I beat my phones up; they are disposable. I'll get a new one as needed.I don't think it will damage the battery because the 6/6+ are designed to take advantage of the 10w and 12w chargers. I've been using the iPad charger for some time and never noticed anything.
Though I will say I don't normally keep my iPhone's past 12 months anyways so I don't know how battery life will fare after that point in time. YMMV.