iPhone 8(+) Charger different capacity for newer models iPhone?

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  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

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    So I’m using my old iPhone 6s charger to charge my iPhone 8plus.

    Should I instead use the new charger that comes with the iPhone 8 Plus?

    Are the two chargers of different capacities? Please advise thanks!
     
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  3. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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  4. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    If u have an iPad charger or the newer MacBooks usbc charger it would utilize fast charging.

    Otherwise no it makes no difference
     
  5. Newtons Apple, Apr 4, 2018
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    I thought this information is printed on the charger. They are all the same.
     
  6. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have you guys tried qc 3 chargers like Anker with the iPhone 8 Plus?
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I use the Morphie wireless charger from Apple. Worked great on my 8+ and now my X.

    You can find wireless chargers way cheaper.
     
  8. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    The 5 watt charger that comes in the box of every iPhone is identical. It was originally designed for the iPhone 4 to charge it's dinky 1420 mAh battery.

    The iPhone 6+, 6S+, 7+ and 8+ all have batteries that are at least twice that capacity. The standard charger, although it works, is under powered for those big phone batteries when charging below 80%. Charging takes much longer than necessary using the dinky 5W Apple charger.

    That charger is still included in the box of new big phones because IT FITS IN THE BOX. The better choice of charger to use on the newer phones is the 12 watt iPad charger.
     
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    I use an Anker powerport6 3.0 quick charge and it works great. It charges My X, Air2 and 6S at the same time no problem..
     
  10. Anksri macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the Lightning cable is the same.
    The included 5W adapter is also the same for both models.
     
  11. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    An Apple USBC to Lightning and 29W power from IPad or above.
     

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