Difference in 12W Charger models

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by fezzzer, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. fezzzer macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Can anybody tell me the difference between the two 12W charger models:

    MD836B/B
    MD836B/A

    Both look the same, both have the same Wattage, and both are the same price, but I understand one has been discontinued. Any help would be appreciated, as I want to upgrade my charger for my 6 Plus to one of the 12W ones, as the 5W charger is too slow.
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I could be mistaken but I would have thought that would be pointless as the iPhone would still only draw 5 watts.
     
  3. fezzzer thread starter macrumors member

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    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been designed to draw extra power from an iPad Charger. Which makes it bizarre that they were shipped with the standard 5W charger.
     
  4. xreei macrumors member

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    Apple probably felt the more compact 5W charger is a more suitable size to accompany a phone that might be brought everywhere.
     
  5. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    The "B" denotes a newer revision of the original A part.

    Probably only a minor difference, though, and won't affect how it functions.
     

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