Fast Charging Cost Extra, WTF!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MBX, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

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    lol, I just saw that you have to pay extra $84 bucks for fast charging cables/ adapters that is included standard with other phones (like Samsung's, etc).

    WTF

    He nails it:

     
  2. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    It's better for customers if Apple keeps prices down by not included unnecessary extras by default. Those who then want access to these amazing technologies can buy them.
     
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You gotta be kidding. The X is like $200 more expensive than the Galaxy S8 and at $1000 base you could expect fast charging adapters included as standard.
     
  4. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030

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    I'll be buying a Samsung fast charger for $45 Australian, not the Belkin that Apple are flogging off for $99.95 Australian.
     
  5. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    If the USB C charger were included then you'd have people complaining about at least 2 things:
    • I can't connect it to my computer/wall charger which I already have!
    • The plug is too big!

    As it is, I have 2 of the USB C chargers already, I'll just pick up an extra cable and I'm good to go.
     
  6. iScone macrumors 6502

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    Apple can whistle for this. I use an Anker charger which gives me much more than 50% in 30 minutes.

    That the X doesn't come with either this or AirPods or the charging mat is an absolute piss take.
     
  7. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    No offense, but that's a hard sell to think it benefits the customers why Apple still gives 5w power adapters and usb A 2.0 lightning cables. They're a business.

    Also it doesn't cost $84 to get fast charging. Get a usb c to lightning cable, then a third party 29w/30w usb c charger and/or the macbook 29w charger.
     
  8. Zune55 macrumors 6502a

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    You shouldn't expect AirPods and charging mat come with iphone. But fast charger yes. AirPods itself are $179, don't know how much is the mat for.
     
  9. dfgddikf macrumors regular

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    lol
     
  10. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    I’d take a phone without any charger included at all.

    Every time I buy an iPhone and iPad and sell them I keep the cables and chargers. I now have a whole drawer full of them. I’d just be better for the environment and cheaper for the end user to at least have an option without earphones and charger.
     
  11. kasakka macrumors 68020

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    Not including a charger capable of fast charge is just ridiculous when much cheaper phones have them as standard. Can you even buy a flagship Android device that does not come with a fast charging charger?

    All Apple needed to do was design a new charger capable of this. It doesn’t need to be the 29W model or USB-C.
     
  12. torana355 macrumors 68040

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    Its nothing new, Apple tax has been around for a long long time. I just think people are starting to wear thin with how far Apple are pushing their luck.
     
  13. santela macrumors regular

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    This sheep mentality in the community is why Apple can keep pushing their luck and get away with it.
     
  14. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040

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    so which power adaptor do we need to buy specifically? Does higher Wattage mean faster charging?
     
  15. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    The 29W charger Apple sells for the MacBook and the iPad Pro models will do it. This is also the faster charger which is sold separately for the iPad Pro.
     
  16. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to consider the environment, why not keep the new chargers and cables plastic wrapped in the box, then when you sell the device on include them in the sale? You can keep using your oldest chargers and cables until they no longer work.
     
  17. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040

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    So the 3 wattages will all charge the iPhone X equally as fast?
     
  18. GDF macrumors 6502

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    I don’t get the 84 bucks. I think the Apple 29w charger works that is around 45 bucks and then all you need is a usb-c to usb connector for around 20 bucks. That is what I use for my iPad 10.5, so would think it would be the same for the iPhone X too.
     
  19. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    It's no different to the iPad pro.... and the IPP takes forever to charge on the supplied charger.
     
  20. mrklaw macrumors 68020

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    I have an iPad Pro 10.5 and aiming to get an X. Sounds like it’s about time I sort out a dedicated charging cable for those two -currently everything in the house is running off generic 2.4A chargers.

    What charger do I need?
     
  21. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    With taxes?

    In euros we're looking at €59 for the charger and €29 for the cable (€39 if you get the 2-meter one).
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    The 29W USB-C charger, plus the USB-C to lightning cable.
     
  22. I7guy macrumors Core

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    It’s your decision about the purchase. Apple has never given away freebies.
     
  23. tardman91 macrumors 65816

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    Um... yes they have. Over the years they've given away iPods, printers, gift cards, headphones...
     
  24. Azzin macrumors 601

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    It's a good job you and this article aren't hyperbolic.
     
  25. drzen macrumors regular

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    I was looking at two different Anker fast chargers. One's a dual USB A, 24W ($11) the other is USB-C, 30W ($25).

    Does USB-C in and of itself impact the charge speed if the other end is lightning?
     

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